Bình Dương and Đồng Nai, the two southern provinces neighbouring HCM City, are set to roll out 1.5 million doses of Sinopharm Vero Cell vaccines they received from the southern city
The Vietnamese Ministry of Defence on Monday received 200,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines and 201,600 single-use syringes donated by their Chinese counterpart.
A total of 85,608 people in HCM City were vaccinated with Sinopharm's Vero Cell vaccine on Saturday only, and all was safe, the municipal Department of Health declared on Sunday.
The management board of industrial parks in Đồng Nai Province has ordered local healthcare centres to give priority to vaccinating factory workers of enterprises applying the ‘3-on-site’ model.
There have been some public concerns and pronounced hesitancy against the Chinese vaccine, despite the fact that WHO and Vietnamese health authorities have approved Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use.
One million doses of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine Vero Cell have arrived in HCM City on Saturday, as part of the five million doses deal, the health ministry announced.
Việt Nam welcomes the sharing of COVID-19 vaccines, information and technology to aid the fight against the pandemic, spokesperson for the foreign ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng said.