HCMC – Among the one million Pfizer vaccine doses that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced on August 25 that the United States would donate to Vietnam, over 500,000 doses arrived in HCMC in the evening of the same day, while some 270,000 doses were sent to Hanoi City this morning, August 26.
The rest will be shipped to Hanoi City on August 27, said a representative of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE).
Speaking during her visit to the vaccine storage warehouse of NIHE this morning, the U.S. vice president expressed her gratitude to Vietnam for its medical supplies to the U.S. to fight Covid-19 in April last year.
She also said that the vaccine assistance to Vietnam was aimed at helping the country protect the health of the community and highlighted the importance of the relationship between the two countries.
The one million Pfizer doses have raised the total number of doses donated by the U.S. to Vietnam to six million.
Earlier in July, Vietnam received five million Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses from the United States through the Covax Facility, the local media reported.