Vietnam approves Cuba’s Abdala vaccine with conditions

September 19, 2021 | 11:46
The Ministry of Health (MoH) on September 17 approved with conditions for the emergency use of Cuba's Abdala COVID-19 vaccine in COVID-19 prevention and control.
Vietnam approves Cuba’s Abdala vaccine with conditions
The Ministry of Health approves with conditions for the emergency use of Cuba's Abdala. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi - The Ministry of Health (MoH) on September 17 approved with conditions for the emergency use of Cuba's Abdala COVID-19 vaccine in COVID-19 prevention and control.

The vaccine by manufactured at the AICA Laboratories Company and Base Business Unit (BBU) AICA in Cuba.

The Centre for Immunisation Vaccines Polyvac in Vietnam asked for permission for the vaccine to be used.

The MoH insisted on a number of conditions before granting approval.

It has stated that the Drug Administration of Vietnam is responsible for licensing Abdala vaccine based on regulations for importation and quality management.

The Department of Science, Technology and Training has been given responsibility for selecting a unit that is qualified to evaluate the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.

The General Department of Preventive Medicine is in charge of injecting the vaccine.

And finally, the National Institute for Control of Vaccine and Biologicals is responsible for verifying and issuing certificates for the vaccine before it can be used.

VNA

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