Germany is sending the largest-ever Pfizer vaccine donation to Vietnam through the COVAX facility, and the vaccine was shipped to Vietnam late last year and early this year, the German embassy in Vietnam posted on its Facebook page on Jan. 25.

This is Germany’s largest-ever donation of vaccine doses to Vietnam to date, bringing the total number of doses delivered to Vietnam by Germany to more than 10 million.

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German Ambassador to Vietnam Guido Hildner told the reporter that with this new delivery, Germany would continue its continued support to Vietnam in fighting and overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic. The high number of new infections and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant showed that the pandemic was far from being overcome.

Germany would remain in solidarity with Vietnam in the fight against the pandemic in 2022, he added.

To date, Vietnam has received more than 51 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility.

Rana Flowers, UNICEF representative in Vietnam, said the vaccine donation from the German government would help Vietnam provide Covid vaccines to all residents, including for the booster vaccination.

On January 25, Vietnam confirmed 15,743 new Covid cases, 44 of which were imported and 15,699 locally infected in 61 cities and provinces.

The country has discovered 163 cases of Omicron variants in Hanoi, Quang Nam, HCMC, Hai Duong, Haiphong, Thanh Hoa, Danang, Khanh Hoa, Long An, Quang Ninh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Kien Giang and Binh Duong.

Since the fourth wave of the coronavirus began in late April, the country has confirmed more than 2.1 million domestic infections, with more than 1.9 million Covid patients recovering from the disease.


Source: Vietnam Insider


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