Pfizer lifts 2022 forecast for Covid-19 vaccine sales as profits rise

Pfizer lifts 2022 forecast for Covid-19 vaccine sales as profits rise

Pfizer reported higher quarterly profits Tuesday as it lifted its full-year forecast for coronavirus vaccine sales and predicted Covid-19 would yield billions more in revenues for the forseeable future.
Crafting scenarios to control COVID-19 resurgence

Crafting scenarios to control COVID-19 resurgence

Amid the emergence of new highly-infectious variants, Vietnam has announced a new strategy against COVID-19 with a focus on masks, disinfection, and vaccines, among other measures. Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Lien Huong talked to Xuan Nguyen about the scenarios to adapt to new possible developments.
AstraZeneca to increase early patient access to new medicines in Vietnam

AstraZeneca to increase early patient access to new medicines in Vietnam

Last week marked an important step in AstraZeneca’s journey in Vietnam. On his visit to Hanoi, Dr. John L. Perez, senior vice president of the Vaccines and Immune Therapies Unit at AstraZeneca, talked to VIR’s Bich Thuy about the company’s future ambition and ongoing efforts to increase Vietnamese patients’ early access to new medicines.
Now is the time to act against new variants with booster vaccinations

Now is the time to act against new variants with booster vaccinations

New coronavirus variants are hindering economic recovery and development, as well as posing dangers to the health of people in Vietnam. Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Lien Huong talked to VIR’s Bich Thuy about the importance of getting a booster vaccine to deter greater risk.
AstraZeneca claims positive Covid medicine trial

AstraZeneca claims positive Covid medicine trial

A treatment for people at risk of death from coronavirus has revealed good results in a late-stage trial, its maker AstraZeneca announced Wednesday.
Vietnam confirms 913 new COVID-19 cases on June 8

Vietnam confirms 913 new COVID-19 cases on June 8

Vietnam reported 913 new COVID-19 infections in 43 localities on June 8, bringing the total caseload in the country to 10,727,918.
Australia provides additional 7.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam

Australia provides additional 7.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam

On June 1, Australia provided 7.2 million Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses with Vietnam.
AstraZeneca: three healthcare priorities in the new normal

AstraZeneca: three healthcare priorities in the new normal

In mid-March, exactly two years since Vietnam’s borders began shutting, the majority of entry restrictions into Vietnam were lifted and the country reopened. In Ho Chi Minh City, we can now see foreign tourists with huge backpacks exploring the small alleys in Ben Thanh or taking in the marvellous skyline view on the recently inaugurated bridge. Life finally seems normal again.
Small business support programmes need to deliver in the wake of the pandemic

Small business support programmes need to deliver in the wake of the pandemic

While not yet through the darkness, greater access to vaccines and better treatments illuminate a future without a crippling global health pandemic.
Prospects narrow for homemade COVID-19 vaccines

Prospects narrow for homemade COVID-19 vaccines

Almost a year and a half after Vietnam’s first homemade COVID-19 vaccine was given the go-ahead for clinical trials, the country is yet to have any locally-made vaccine approved for emergency use.
Pfizer focused on expanding vaccine capabilities

Pfizer focused on expanding vaccine capabilities

While being accused of pandemic profiteering as profits double, US pharma giant Pfizer is running ahead with strong moves to support vulnerable populations, while seemingly attempting to hold onto the secrets of its COVID-19 vaccine recipe.
Vietnam-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates now in clinical trials: official

Vietnam-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates now in clinical trials: official

All the three COVID-19 vaccine candidates Vietnam is developing are currently in the stage of clinical trials, and if they are qualified as assessed by the ethics and advisory councils, the Ministry of Health (MoH) will grant licenses, an official has said.
Taking actions to stabilise COVID-19 test kit market

Taking actions to stabilise COVID-19 test kit market

Vietnam’s healthcare market has seen strong fluctuation of prices of COVID-19 test kits because of speculation and reserve among locals for fear of rising infections.
Displaying strength and solidarity to overcome worst

Displaying strength and solidarity to overcome worst

Unity creates strength. In some cases, unity even decides the survival and development of a collective, a nation. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the strength of national unity once again shined through.
Sanofi and GSK to seek regulatory authorisation for COVID-19 vaccine

Sanofi and GSK to seek regulatory authorisation for COVID-19 vaccine

Sanofi and GSK on February 23 announced that they intend to submit data from both their booster and phase 3 efficacy trials as the basis for regulatory applications for a COVID-19 vaccines.
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