HCMC – Germany has just donated more than four million Pfizer vaccine doses to Vietnam through the COVAX Facility and the vaccine was shipped to Vietnam late last year and early this year, the German Embassy in Vietnam wrote on its Facebook page today, January 25.
This is the largest-ever German donation of vaccine doses to Vietnam to date, raising the total number of doses supplied by Germany to Vietnam to over 10 million.
German Ambassador to Vietnam Guido Hildner said that with this new delivery, Germany would continue its ongoing support to Vietnam in fighting and overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic. The high number of new infections and the Omicron variant spreading rapidly showed that the pandemic was far from being defeated.
Germany would continue to show solidarity with Vietnam in 2022 in the fight against the pandemic, he added.
To date, Vietnam has received more than 51 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines via the COVAX Facility.
Rana Flowers, UNICEF representative in Vietnam, said the vaccine donation of the German Government would help Vietnam provide Covid vaccines to all residents, including for the booster shot.