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Australia donates 490,600 doses of vaccines for Vietnam

By Truc Dao

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HCMC – The Australian Government is making a substantial contribution to Vietnam’s healthcare efforts by donating 490,600 doses of five-in-one vaccines for the country’s expanded immunization program. These vaccines are expected to arrive in the country later this month.

In response to the vaccine shortage for the expanded immunization program, the Ministry of Health has entrusted the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology with the task of procuring vaccines through domestic bidding, adhering to the Law on Bidding.

While these procurement procedures are ongoing, the ministry is actively seeking vaccine aid and donations from both local and international organizations to support the program.

In addition to Australia’s donation, Vietnam previously received 258,000 doses of five-in-one vaccines from organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. These vaccines were allocated to various localities in September and October.

For ten types of vaccines that can be manufactured locally, the ministry intends to procure them by placing orders with local vaccine manufacturers, ensuring compliance with existing regulations.

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