Latvia to provide Vietnam 200,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses

By Hoang Thuy   October 11, 2021 | 06:15 pm GMT+7
Latvia to provide Vietnam 200,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses
A medic holds a vial of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in HCMC, June 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The Parliament of Latvia has made plans to transfer 200,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam.

In a letter sent to the Latvian parliament last week, Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue thanked counterpart Inara Murniece for the vaccine support, calling it a "noble gesture."

Hue said Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs would be assigned to complete necessary procedures to receive the vaccine as soon as possible.

Last month, the NA chairman had written to leaders of parliaments of countries attending the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Austria, asking them to support and share vaccines with Vietnam.

Vietnam is expected to receive 54 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses of different types and from different sources within October to raise its total to 110 million, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country has so far vaccinated around 48 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose. Around 11.6 million have been fully vaccinated.

 
 
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