​Vietnam receives 2.8 mln Covid vaccines from US

By Viet Anh   November 8, 2021 | 07:48 pm PT
​Vietnam receives 2.8 mln Covid vaccines from US
A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. Photo by Reuters
The U.S. delivered 2.8 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam through Covax in the last few days, its embassy said in a press release Tuesday.

Some 1.31 million doses arrived on November 6 in Hanoi, and another 1.5 million arrived on November 7 and 8 in HCMC.

With this the U.S. has so far delivered more than 15 million doses to Vietnam.

Besides vaccines, the U.S. has also donated equipment for storage, Covid testing, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, liquid-oxygen tanks, genetic sequencing technology, and virtual training for thousands of hospital workers.

At the Global Covid-⁠19 Summit on September 22 U.S. President Joe Biden announced a commitment to provide another 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to 92 low- and middle-income countries, taking the total commitment to more than 1.1 billion doses.

The U.S. has provided more than 220 million doses so far to more than 100 countries and economies.

Around 61.4 million of Vietnam's 96 million people have received at least one shot, and 29.3 million people are fully vaccinated.

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