Vietnam receives 500,000 Sinopharm doses from China

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Vietnam has received a shipment of 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses donated by China, Reuters quoted the health ministry as saying, as the country is ramping up inoculations to battle against a more widespread outbreak.

The Southeast Asian nation approved China’s Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use against Covid-19 in early June.

The vaccines will be used for three groups: Chinese citizens in Vietnam, Vietnamese who have plans to work or study in China and people who live in areas near China’s borders, the health ministry has said in a statement.

Vietnam’s domestic inoculation programme, which started in March, has so far relied heavily on around four million shots of AstraZeneca’s vaccine.

 

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