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Total US aid to Vietnam reaches 9.1 million Covid vaccine doses

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Another shipment of 603,380 Pfizer vaccine doses donated by the United States arrived in HCMC on October 8, raising the former’s total aid to Vietnam to over 9.1 million Covid vaccine doses.

The vaccine donations are aimed at supporting Vietnam’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Together, we will beat this pandemic,” the U.S. Consulate General in HCMC wrote on its Facebook page.

More batches of Covid vaccines will reach Vietnam in a few days, according to the U.S Consulate General in HCMC.

Yesterday morning, 397,800 doses donated by the U.S. arrived in Hanoi City, while another batch of 608,400 doses were shipped to HCMC on October 7.

Earlier on October 2, the United States donated nearly 1.5 million Pfizer doses to Vietnam through the COVAX Facility.

Apart from the vaccine donations, the United States has committed US$26.7 million in aid to help Vietnam tackle the Covid pandemic, including a donation of 111 deep freezers for vaccine storage, the local media reported.

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