HCMC – Over 2.6 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine donated by the United States through the Covax Facility have arrived in Vietnam, according to the U.S. Embassy.
More than 1.3 million doses of the total arrived in Hanoi on October 24 and the rest came to HCMC this morning, October 25.
This is the sixth time that the Biden administration has donated Covid vaccines to Vietnam, making America the biggest vaccine donor of Vietnam with 12.1 million doses.
U.S. President Joe Biden announced on September 22 that the U.S. would ship an additional 500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to countries around the world and form new partnerships to accelerate the recovery from Covid-19.
“The good news is, we know how to beat this pandemic: vaccines, public health measures, and collective action,” Biden said at a global Covid-19 summit convened virtually on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. “Governments can do a lot, but we cannot do everything alone.”
The president said the United States will donate, not sell, 500 million more doses of Pfizer to low-and middle-income nations, bringing the total number of vaccines the U.S. has donated to over 1.1 billion doses.
The U.S. is currently the world’s biggest donor of Covid-19 vaccines.
As of October 24, Vietnam has administered over 72.9 million vaccine doses. Over 21 million people in the country have received two doses.