At present, this settlement has delivered to Vietnam greater than 6.7 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. In complete, roughly 14.three million doses of this vaccine have been delivered to Vietnam by contracts with VNVC, the COVAX Mechanism and intergovernmental help, accounting for 62% of the worldwide provide of COVID-19 vaccine up to now. water.
This afternoon, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh additionally had a cellphone dialog with AstraZeneca Group CEO, Mr. Pascal Soriot.
Along with the content material surrounding vaccine entry, the 2 sides additionally mentioned the progress of AstraZeneca’s sustainable growth and public well being applications in Vietnam, as a part of the corporate’s efforts to scale back infectious and non-communicable illnesses, making a complete contribution to the nation.
1,209,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have returned to Vietnam.
Mr. Nitin Kapoor, President and CEO of AstraZeneca Vietnam and Rising Asian Markets, mentioned:We’re very grateful for the chance to debate additional with the Prime Minister in the present day, after the assembly between the 2 sides in June. Responding to the Prime Minister’s request to hurry up the availability of vaccines within the context of the difficult pandemic, since July till now, AstraZeneca has constantly made efforts to spice up provide to Vietnam, promptly responding to the pandemic. for the nationwide immunization program.
We’ll proceed to work with the Ministry of Well being, WHO, UNICEF and VNVC to convey vaccines to Vietnam as shortly and safely as attainable, so that individuals can quickly be reunited with their households and again to life. regular”.
Thus far, AstraZeneca has delivered greater than 1 billion doses of AstraZeneca and Oxford College’s COVID-19 vaccine to greater than 170 nations on a non-profit foundation.
AstraZeneca’s dedication to creating a COVID-19 vaccine accessible extensively and equitably around the globe is clear by the corporate’s contributions to the COVAX Mechanism. AstraZeneca was the primary international pharmaceutical group to hitch this worldwide vaccine sharing mechanism in June 2020, and up to now has offered greater than 100 million doses of vaccine by COVAX.
Since coming into international use in early 2021, AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is estimated to have helped scale back a whole bunch of hundreds of hospitalizations and save tens of hundreds of lives worldwide.
This vaccine has been proven to be nicely tolerated and 80-90% efficient in decreasing extreme sickness and hospitalizations. This vaccine can also be extremely efficient in opposition to the at the moment worrisome strains, together with Beta and Delta strains.
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is the primary COVID-19 vaccine licensed to be used and equipped in massive portions in Vietnam, to assist the nationwide immunization program of the Authorities and the Ministry of Well being. At present, the vaccine has been licensed for conditional advertising or emergency use in additional than 80 nations on six continents.
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