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Over 321,000 AstraZeneca doses donated by UK arrive in Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – More than 320,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine presented by the United Kingdom (UK) arrived at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on December 15, according to the UK Embassy in Vietnam.

This vaccine batch is part of the UK Government’s bilateral support for Vietnam, following the donation of more than 415,000 doses in August.

“In the near future, the UK Government will provide more vaccines to Vietnam through the Covax Facility. The UK will continue to stand with Vietnam in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” the UK Embassy in Vietnam wrote on its Facebook page.

Most of the Covid-19 vaccines presented by the UK to Vietnam are AstraZeneca.

The UK Government had earlier committed to contributing at least 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to the world to reduce the vaccine inequality. The vaccines have mainly been presented to developing and low-income nations.

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