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US donates nearly 400,000 more Pfizer doses to Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The United States today, October 13, provided Vietnam with an additional 391,950 Pfizer doses to support the country in the fight against Covid-19, bringing the total number so far to 9.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi wrote on its Facebook page.

The United States committed that it would present more doses to Vietnam.

Thus, from October 7 to 13, Vietnam received nearly two million Pfizer doses donated by the United States through the COVAX Facility.

The vaccine was delivered directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

These vaccine batches followed four previous vaccine donations of the United States totaling 7.5 million doses.

According to the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam and the United States have cooperated to improve the former’s capability in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

On October 12, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology received 77 of the 111 ultra-low temperature freezers worth US$1 million for vaccine storage donated by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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