27 years of contribution to Vietnam’s healthcare

27 years of contribution to Vietnam’s healthcare

AstraZeneca has become a household name around the world for its COVID-19 vaccine – however, the company’s presence in Vietnam dates back to 1994 with many significant contributions to the healthcare sector. Nitin Kapoor, chairman and general director of AstraZeneca Vietnam, talked to VIR’s Bich Thuy about its holistic journey to help Vietnam reduce disease burdens and overcome COVID-19.
AstraZeneca jab clots link plausible but unconfirmed: WHO experts

AstraZeneca jab clots link plausible but unconfirmed: WHO experts

A link between AstraZeneca's Covid-19 jabs and blood clots is plausible but unconfirmed, the World Health Organization's vaccine experts said Wednesday, stressing that reported occurrences were "very rare".
Philippines suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60s

Philippines suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60s

The Philippine health department suspended Thursday the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab for people under 60 after reports of blood clots overseas, in a setback for the country's already slow vaccine rollout.
UK starts Moderna jabs as AstraZeneca probed

UK starts Moderna jabs as AstraZeneca probed

Britain on Wednesday began rolling out its third coronavirus vaccine, from US company Moderna, as questions mounted over jabs from the country's main supplier, AstraZeneca.
EU warns will block jab exports, Biden doubles goal

EU warns will block jab exports, Biden doubles goal

The European Union warned Thursday it would block certain coronavirus vaccine exports, while President Joe Biden doubled his goal for doses administered in the US by the end of April to 200 million.
EU vaccine woes cloud summit despite Biden appearance

EU vaccine woes cloud summit despite Biden appearance

The looming third wave of coronavirus infections and Europe's struggle to mount a vaccination drive will dominate Thursday's EU video summit, despite a welcome guest appearance by Joe Biden.
Overall safety of COVID-19 vaccines virtually assured

Overall safety of COVID-19 vaccines virtually assured

Vietnam’s locally-made coronavirus vaccine entered a new development phase last week, bringing hopes for sufficient supply in the country later in the year.
Germany orders tough Easter shutdown as EU AstraZeneca row simmers

Germany orders tough Easter shutdown as EU AstraZeneca row simmers

Germany said Tuesday it will impose a strict lockdown for five days over Easter as Covid-19 infections spiral "exponentially", while a row over exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine festers in Europe.
Vaccination rush rolls ahead in target to regain normalcy

Vaccination rush rolls ahead in target to regain normalcy

While global suspensions of COVID-19 vaccine by AstraZeneca throw up safety concerns, Vietnam is pushing ahead with its vaccination drive, focusing on the vast benefits.
AZD1222 US Phase III trial met primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19

AZD1222 US Phase III trial met primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19

The AstraZeneca US Phase III trial of AZD1222 demonstrated 79 per cent vaccine efficacy at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and 100 per cent efficacy at preventing severe disease and hospitalisation.
Paris enters new lockdown as Europe resumes AstraZeneca jabs

Paris enters new lockdown as Europe resumes AstraZeneca jabs

A third of France's population was under a new partial lockdown Saturday to stop the spread of Covid-19, as some European countries resumed AstraZeneca vaccinations following an all-clear from EU regulators and the WHO.
Stakeholders seek to strengthen Vietnam’s health system

Stakeholders seek to strengthen Vietnam’s health system

AstraZeneca Vietnam and the HSPI co-organised a workshop to propose solutions to strengthen the sustainability and resilience of Vietnam’s health system.
No side effects reported in Vietnam’s first COVID-19 vaccination

No side effects reported in Vietnam’s first COVID-19 vaccination

Vietnam began administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in the country’s largest-ever vaccination programme with no side effects reported till now.
Vietnam officially begins vaccination for citizens

Vietnam officially begins vaccination for citizens

Three places have started the national vaccination programme, including two health facilities in Ho Chi Minh City and one in Hai Duong province.
COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca safe and effective in primary analysis of clinical trials

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca safe and effective in primary analysis of clinical trials

The primary analysis of the Phase III clinical trials confirmed COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca as safe and effective at preventing COVID-19.
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