The new batch raised the total donations from the global vaccine sharing initiative to the country to more than 8.68 million doses.

The latest batch of COVID-19 vaccines that Vietnam has received is 1.18 million doses shipped from the COVAX Facility. (Photo courtesy of UNICEF Vietnam)

Of the total number, there were about 5 million doses of Moderna and Pfizer from the US government and 3.68 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.

The latest batch was shipped from Laboratorio Universal Farma, a manufacturing facility in Spain, according to UNICEF, one of COVAX’s partners.

To date, Vietnam has administered more than 6.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. As many as 659,064 people have received two full shots.

COVAX is a global initiative between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), to ensure fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Source: VNA