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Vietnam says to secure 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this year

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 09:29 GMT+7
Vietnam says to secure 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this year
A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. Photo: Reuters

HANOI -- Vietnam aims to obtain 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this year, including 30 million through the WHO-led COVAX scheme, 30 million from AstraZeneca and the rest from negotiations with Pfizer, its health ministry said on Wednesday.

“We can assure that we have enough vaccines for COVID-19 vaccination programme for our 100 million people,” the health ministry said in a statement, noting talks were also taking place to secure Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.

Reuters

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