News » Headlines
Ministry of Health urges to boost use of Cuba’s Covid-19 vaccine
  • | | February 08, 2022 09:43 AM
The Ministry of Health has asked 12 localities to finish the third shot of Cuba’s Covid-19 vaccine Abdala this month.

The ministry has sent the instruction on the vaccination to the provinces of Thanh Hoa, Hai Duong, Thai Nguyen, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Tien Giang, Can Tho, An Giang and Kien Giang.


 Illustrative photo

Between October and November last year, the provinces were provided with a total of five million doses of the Abdala Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 19-65.

However, by January 28, around 541,400 doses of the vaccine had not yet been used, so the ministry urged the localities to complete the third jab for local people, using vaccine Abdala in February.

The ministry noted that the vaccination drive should be sped up to avoid its expiration.

If any locality faces the vaccine expiration, the chairman of the local People’s Committee will have to take responsibility for this.

Vietnam spent VND742.6 billion (USD32.26 million) taken from the country’s Covid-19 vaccine fund on the purchase, transportation and delivery of vaccine Abdala.

Leave your comment on this story