The second lot in the latest batch of over 3 million doses of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine granted by the US through the COVAX Facility was handed over to Vietnam late July 25.
Addressing the handover ceremony, leaders of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appreciated the timely and significant support of the US through the COVAX Facility for Vietnam, especially amid complicated developments of the COVID-19pandemic in the country and the serious shortage of COVID-19 vaccine around the world.
They called on countries and international organizations to continue sharing vaccines, medical supplies, and medicine in order to early put the pandemic under control and bring life back to normal.
The batch is part of the 80 million doses of COVID-19 that US President Joe Biden has committed to sharing with the world. So far the US has supplied Vietnam with more than five million doses of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, which are part of the 23 million doses it committed to 20 countries/territories in Asia.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)