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The biggest immunization campaign in Vietnamese history




Specialist doctor 2 Nguyen Thanh Phong, Head of D-Infection Department, Hospital for Tropical Diseases of Ho Chi Minh City was delighted after receiving Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Phong was one of the first medical staff at this hospital to be vaccinated.

Vietnam currently has 117,500 doses of Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine serving the National Open Immunization Program. The Ministry of Health decided to distribute vaccines in advance to 13 epidemic provinces, including 14 Centers for Disease Control and 21 Covid-19 treatment facilities. In addition, there are 600 doses used for quality control, sample storage at the importer with the National Institute of Vaccine and Medical Biologicals according to regulations.

It is expected that in March, there will be another 1.3 million doses of vaccine to be returned in the Covax Facility program. The following months will gradually increase, ensuring 100 million doses for the largest vaccination in history.

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