Vietnam next to use new Russian coronavirus vaccine

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine (Picture: TASS)

The Vietnamese government on August 14 said it will acquire the new Russian Covid-19 vaccine to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the country, while it will continue to develop its own vaccine after a new outbreak of the virus following months of no local cases.

The country’s health ministry said it plans to order between 50 and 150 million doses of the vaccine from Russia. There is no information on the dates for the delivery yet. Vietnam’s own home-grown vaccine will be available by the end of 2021, the ministry said earlier.

Russia said the first batch of the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine would be rolled out within two weeks, rejecting as “groundless” safety concerns aired by some experts over Moscow’s rapid approval of the drug.

New virus hotspot in Danang

Vietnam was lauded for suppressing an earlier contagion through aggressive testing, contact-tracing and quarantining, but it is now racing to control infections in multiple locations linked to the popular holiday city of Danang, where a new outbreak was detected on July 25.

As of August 16, Vietnam has reported 962 infections and 24 deaths from Covid-19. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has warned that the risk of wider spread of the virus was “very high,” and said that the next several days would be “critical” in fighting the outbreak.

On August 11, Russia registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine named Sputnik V. The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, and its first two clinical trials were successfully completed in June and July.



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Russia's Sputnik V vaccine (Picture: TASS) The Vietnamese government on August 14 said it will acquire the new Russian Covid-19 vaccine to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the country, while it will continue to develop its own vaccine after a new outbreak of the virus following months of no local cases. The country's health ministry said it plans to order between 50 and 150 million doses of the vaccine from Russia. There is no information on the dates for the delivery yet. Vietnam's own home-grown vaccine will be available by the end of 2021, the ministry said earlier. Russia said...

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine (Picture: TASS)

The Vietnamese government on August 14 said it will acquire the new Russian Covid-19 vaccine to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the country, while it will continue to develop its own vaccine after a new outbreak of the virus following months of no local cases.

The country’s health ministry said it plans to order between 50 and 150 million doses of the vaccine from Russia. There is no information on the dates for the delivery yet. Vietnam’s own home-grown vaccine will be available by the end of 2021, the ministry said earlier.

Russia said the first batch of the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine would be rolled out within two weeks, rejecting as “groundless” safety concerns aired by some experts over Moscow’s rapid approval of the drug.

New virus hotspot in Danang

Vietnam was lauded for suppressing an earlier contagion through aggressive testing, contact-tracing and quarantining, but it is now racing to control infections in multiple locations linked to the popular holiday city of Danang, where a new outbreak was detected on July 25.

As of August 16, Vietnam has reported 962 infections and 24 deaths from Covid-19. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has warned that the risk of wider spread of the virus was “very high,” and said that the next several days would be “critical” in fighting the outbreak.

On August 11, Russia registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine named Sputnik V. The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, and its first two clinical trials were successfully completed in June and July.



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