Australia gives 7.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnamese children
On May 10, Deputy Ambassador Australia in Vietnam Mark Tattersall and Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen attended the official handover ceremony of more than 7.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to children at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
The delivery of doses vaccines for children The first batch of vaccines arrived in Vietnam on April 8, and the remaining doses were continuously delivered throughout April. The last shipment of 772,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in Vietnam on May 7.
These new COVID-19 vaccine doses add to the 7.8 million adult doses that Australia previously shared with Vietnam to accelerate the post-COVID-19 economic and social recovery.
Australia also provides a comprehensive support package to accelerate the implementation of Vietnam’s vaccination programme. As part of this support package, Australia is working with UNICEF to upgrade cold chains, train medical staff, produce communication materials, and plan and deploy vaccinations in remote provinces. remote areas of Vietnam.
Deputy Ambassador Tattersall congratulated Vietnam on the results of its vaccination program so far and welcomed Australia’s next phase of support.
“These children’s COVID-19 vaccines will help strengthen Vietnam’s efforts to contain COVID-19, by expanding the immunization program for young people in Vietnam, helping us to achieve new normal.
I am very pleased to see that the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination for children in Vietnam is started with doses of vaccine supported by Australia,” said Mr. Tattersall.
In addition, Australia is also contributing AU$215 million to the COVAX Pre-Market Commitment (AMC) to support equitable access to a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine globally. Through the COVAX AMC, up to now, more than 1.2 billion doses of vaccines have been delivered to 86 developing countries around the world, of which 68,137,050 doses are for Vietnam.
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