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US supports Vietnam with additional nearly 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses
  • | | October 03, 2021 02:07 PM

The US has donated an additional 1,499,940 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to assist Vietnam in its fight against Covid-19.

Vietnam receives a batch of Covid-19 vaccine donated by the US through the COVAX Facility on July 10, 2021. Photo by UNICEF Vietnam.

According to the US Embassy in Vietnam, the vaccine batch was sent directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan through the COVAX Facility.

This was the third Covid-19 vaccine batch sent by the US through the COVAX Facility to Vietnam, raising the total number of vaccine doses donated by the country to Vietnam to 7.5 million.

The US and Vietnam have continued to build on our longstanding cooperation with more than USD1 billion US investment in Vietnam’s health infrastructure to strengthen the nation’s capacity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to these donations of 7.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, the US has committed more than USD26.7 million in Covid-19 related assistance to Vietnam since the start of the pandemic.

The US is the largest single country contributor to COVAX Facility, and through the US Agency for International Development, the US government has contributed USD4 billion to support COVAX’s procurement and delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to 92 low- and middle-income economies.

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