Health ministry announced distribution plan for China-donated COVID-19 vaccines
The Ministry of Health has issued a decision on the distribution of 500,000 doses China-donated Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines.
|A batch of 500,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines along with two tonnes of medical supplies, including syringes, arrived in Vietnam on June 20. — Photo from the Ministry of Health|
Signed by deputy health minister Truong Quoc Cuong, the doses will go to nine northern provinces, with eligible groups for vaccination determined to be Vietnamese people living in communes neighbouring China, people who engage in trade and services exchanges with China, and Chinese nationals staying and working in Vietnam.
Quang Ninh, Lang Son, and Cao Bang CDCs will receive the most doses in this distribution phase – 230,000, 121,000, and 60,000, respectively.
Ha Giang, Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Nam Dinh and Thai Binh CDCs are allocated 34,000, 28,000, 17,300, 6,000, 1,700 and 1,400 doses, respectively.
The local health departments have been asked to quickly compile lists of all eligible people and develop a plan to immediately administer the vaccines when they arrive and make sure each eligible person receives the full two doses under the guidelines of the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation.
The Chinese inactivated vaccine, with the product name Vero Cell, arrived at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport last Sunday.
Source: Vietnam News
The flight carrying a shipment of 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine along with 502,400 single-use syringes as aid from the Chinese Government has arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Sunday afternoon.