Vietnam agrees of Russian Covid-19 vaccine to be utilized in emergency situations.
The Ministry of Health in Vietnam agrees of Russian Covid-`9 vaccine – Sputnik V to be used in emergency circumstances.
Along with this, AstraZeneca‘s ChAdOx1 vaccine was also given approval.
Produced by Generium JSC, Sputnik V is administered in two shots with three weeks interval. The vaccine needs to be stored below 18C and has a six-month shelf life.
Last month, the Center for Research and Production of Vaccines and Biologicals (Polyvac) suggested that the ministry approves Sputnik V and the Moderna vaccine from the USA for emergency situations in the country that needs attending.
Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine is based on messenger RNA technology and utilizes genes that can be swiftly generated and manufactured within weeks.
This can also be quickly produced on a larger scale compared to other vaccines.
In the first few weeks of February, the Ministry of Health approved AstraZeneca PLC, by Oxford and Swedish U.K for inoculation.
Around 117, 600 doses of this vaccine arrived in Ho Chi Minh in late February and have been given to more than 36,000 people who are medical workers, contact tracers and officials on Covid-19 prevention and control committees.
Accordingly, the government is stepping up its negotiations with several vaccine manufacturers in the U.S, Russia and some other countries to guarantee a total of 150 million doses to cover almost 70 per cent of the country’s population this year.