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Plan to allocate more than 800,000 doses of Covax-funded vaccine


The Centers for Disease Control in 63 provinces, police, the military, and the national expansion vaccination project are the units of Covax-funded AstraZeneca vaccine distribution.

According to the plan of the Ministry of Health released today, 317,550 doses of vaccine are allocated to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the Northern provinces. In which, CDC Hanoi received 53,350 doses, Hai Duong 43,700 doses, Thanh Hoa 20,200 doses, Nghe An 18,500 doses, Bac Kan received 2,000 doses, Lai Chau 2,300.

In the Central region, 11 CDCs received a total of 68,700 doses. In which, Da Nang 6,300 doses, Thua Thien Hue 6,200, Khanh Hoa 6,800.

In the Central Highlands region, 49,000 doses, distribution of Kon Tum 8,400 doses, CDC Dak Nong 9,000 doses, CDC Gia Lai 15,900 doses, CDC Dak Lak 15,700.

The South received a total of 245,350 doses, of which 56,250 in HCMC, Can Tho 6,700, Dong Thap 16,150, and CDC Binh Duong 15,100.

The Ministry of Health allocated 30,000 doses to the police force, 80,000 doses to the army, and the National Expanded Immunization Project (TCMR) 20,000.

600 doses are used to verify quality, save samples at the importer and the National Institute of Vaccine and Medical Biologicals according to regulations.

More than 800,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine sponsored by Covax returned to Vietnam on April 1. Image: Phan Cong.

National Expanded Immunization Project – Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Regional IDU project is responsible for receiving, sending samples for quality inspection, preservation and transportation of vaccines to localities and units by name. books to organize the implementation of immunization.

Allotted units will deploy the vaccination immediately upon receiving the vaccine, completed before May 15. Vaccinated people belong to the specified priority groups.

People who have vaccinated shot 1, the second shot after 4 weeks.

Covid-19 vaccine batch consisting of 811,200 doses sponsored by Covax arrived at Noi Bai airport on the morning of April 1, and was transferred to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for preservation.

The Covax Facility is a mechanism set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners that ensures all countries have fair and effective access to vacicne.

Covax will provide Vietnam with 30 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. The first batch for Vietnam, according to the initial plan of 1.37 million doses, decreased to 800 thousand due to insufficient production.

According to this year’s plan, Vietnam received 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, of which 30 million doses from Covax, 30 million from orders.

According to the National Expanded Immunization Program, to date a total of 53,953 have been vaccinated in 19 provinces and cities.

Today the European Drug Administration (EMA) announced that Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine coagulation should be considered as a rare side effect, and confirmed that the benefit of the injection outweighs the risk. . The UK health agency recommends that women under 30 years of age should consider before giving this shot.

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