These vaccine doses were delivered by COVAX directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A total of 1,209,780 doses arrived in two deliveries to Ho Chi Minh City on October 7 and October 8, and a total of 789,750 doses arrived in two deliveries to Hanoi on October 8 and October 13.

The U.S. has delivered to Vietnam 1,999,530 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as a donation through COVAX in the past two weeks. (Photo:

Previously, the U.S. donated 7.5 million doses to Vietnam in four COVAX deliveries.

The latest shipments brought the total donations from the U.S. to Vietnam to 9.5 million doses, making it the largest vaccine donor to Vietnam so far.  

According to the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, the U.S. and Vietnam continue to build on their longstanding cooperation with nearly USD 1 billion U.S. Government investment in Vietnam’s health infrastructure to strengthen Vietnam’s capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the U.S. has committed more than USD 26.7 million in COVID-19 related assistance to Vietnam since the start of the pandemic.

At the Global COVID-⁠19 Summit on September 22, U.S. President Joe Biden announced a commitment to providing an additional 500 million Pfizer doses, bringing the U.S. total commitment to more than 1.1 billion doses.

Worldwide, the U.S. has provided more than 175 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 100 countries and will continue to donate additional vaccine doses globally as supply becomes available. "We are also working with U.S. vaccine manufacturers to increase vaccine supply for the rest of the world and with partners to expand global vaccine production and manufacturing capacity to beat this pandemic," the embassy added. 

Reported by Chung Anh