Vietnam to receive one million Pfizer vaccines from the US

August 25, 2021 | 21:14
American Vice President Kamala Harris has announced that the US would send one million more Pfizer vaccines to Vietnam.
Vietnam to receive one million Pfizer vaccines from the US
Vietnam to receive one million more Pfizer vaccines from the US

The donations will help Vietnam to address a fresh coronavirus surge and step up vaccination progress. The announcement was made by American Vice President Kamala Harris after a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

One million Pfizer vaccines would start arriving in Vietnam in the next 24 hours, which brings the total vaccine donations from the US to Vietnam to six million doses. This is among a series of support that the US committed to help Vietnam, such as technical and programmatic assistance and support for vaccine distribution.

Today, Vice President Kamala Harris also launched the Southeast Asia Regional Office of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Hanoi, alongside with health ministers from ASEAN and Papua New Guinea.

The CDC office will advance global health security by maintaining a sustainable presence in the region, enabling a rapid and effective response to health threats wherever they occur, and reinforce the CDC’s core mission of protecting Americans.

Last year, the United States and Vietnam celebrated their 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Over the past several decades, the bilateral relationship between both countries has made significant strides, to the point where both nations now cooperate on a wide range of issues, including fighting COVID-19.

By Thanh Van

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