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US donates nearly 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam
  • | VOV | April 20, 2022 12:51 PM
The US government delivered an additional 1.7 million doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine to Vietnam this week through the COVAX facility, bringing the total number of vaccines the U.S. government has supported in Vietnam to almost 40 million.

USAID has provided Vietnam with two mobile oxygen systems. (Photo: US Embassy).

“But our work is not done - we will continue our partnership with Vietnam to provide COVID assistance to ensure a safe and strong recovery from this pandemic,” the US Embassy in Hanoi said on its Facebook fanpage.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided Vietnam with two mobile oxygen systems that help create medical oxygen from the air and can be quickly moved between local medical facilities to help save the patient’s life.

The US has also given Vietnam ultra-low temperature freezers to support the country in storing COVID-19 vaccines. In October 2021, the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology held a ceremony to receive the first 77 out of 111 freezers provided by the US Department of Defense with a total value of about approx. US$1 million.

US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper, on behalf of the US Department of Defense, presented 34 more such freezers to the Ministry of Health in Ho Chi minh City last March.

The US has hit a new milestone of distributing 500 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to more than 110 countries around the world.

US President Joe Biden at the Global COVID-⁠19 Summit in September, 2021 announced his commitment to provide an additional 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to more than 110 countries, mostly low and median income economies, worldwide, bringing the US total commitment of donated vaccines to over 1.1 billion.

So far, Vietnam is one of the countries that have received the most vaccines from this source.

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