HCMC – The United States has donated nearly 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Vietnam through the COVAX Facility to support Vietnam’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release by the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam.
The vaccine batch, delivered directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, arrived in Vietnam on October 2. The latest donation sent the number of doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines donated to Vietnam by the United States rising to 7.5 million.
The United States has helped Vietnam improve its capability to cope with the pandemic based on their longstanding cooperation and the United States’ investment worth over US$1 billion to help Vietnam develop the healthcare infrastructure system over the past few years.
Besides the vaccine donations, the U.S. has committed more than US$26.7 million in aid to help Vietnam tackle the pandemic.
The United States is the largest contributor to COVAX, through which Vietnam has also received nearly 4.2 million doses of AstraZeneca.
Through the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United States has contributed US$4 billion to support COVAX’s procurement and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to 92 low- and middle-income economies.
The U.S. has committed to continuing to donate Covid-19 vaccines to the world. It is cooperating with U.S. Covid-19 vaccine producers to increase the vaccine supply and working with partners to expand the vaccine production capacity to put the pandemic under control.