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Vietnam gets 100,000 Covid vaccine doses from Hungary

By Le Nga   October 19, 2021 | 08:35 pm PT
Vietnam gets 100,000 Covid vaccine doses from Hungary
A man receives a Covid-19 vaccine shot in HCMC's Thu Duc City, October 16, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The Ministry of Health received Tuesday 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 100,000 Covid-19 test kits from Hungary.

They would soon be distributed to various localities and agencies, Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong said.

The pandemic has severely impacted societies and economies, requiring cooperation between countries to fight it off, he added.

At the reception ceremony, Hungary’s ambassador to Vietnam, Öry Csaba, discussed with the health ministry cooperation between the two countries for vaccine development and research, and a possible third phase clinical trial of Vietnam’s homegrown Nanocovax Covid vaccine.

Vietnam has so far received over 90 million vaccine doses from various sources. Around 46.5 million of its population have received at least one shot, and around 18.5 million people have been fully vaccinated.

 
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