Hà Nội to re-open religious establishments, relic sites on March 8 Mekong Delta provinces step up COVID preventive measures as 2 test positive in Đồng Tháp Community-based COVID-19 prevention teams work hard during pandemic PM asks for rapid COVID-19 vaccination distribution Hải Dương conducts large-scale testing for COVID-19 from Feb 24 Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long at Friday meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn HÀ NỘI — Vaccinations using the recently-imported AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are expected to start on Monday, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long informed a meeting of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday. The first batch comprising over 117,600 doses of the vaccine manufactured in the Republic of Korea (RoK), arrived in Việt Nam on February 24 . After holding working sessions with the producer, Việt Nam has obtained an … [Read more...] about Việt Nam to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on March 8: Health minister
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US symposium features life, career of President Hồ Chí Minh Party, State leaders pay tribute to President Hồ Chí Minh Special stamp released to commemorate President Hồ Choosing the perfect place for Uncle Hồ’s statue Tree-planting campaigns launched to mark President Hồ Chí Minh’s birthday Volunteers for Việt Nam's second COVID-19 vaccine, COVIVAC, apply for human trial participation at Hà Nội Medical University on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết HÀ NỘI — Volunteers aged from 18-59 and living in Hà Nội, can register for human trials of Việt Nam’s second COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVIVAC from Friday morning. In the first phase,150 healthy volunteers will be injected with two 5ml doses over 28 days. They will be divided into five groups, including one group provided with placebo shots, and their health will be closely monitored within 24 hours after injections. Each volunteer will have their health checked up to eight times in 12 months. … [Read more...] about Volunteers sought for second locally made COVID-19 vaccine trials
Vietnam is expected to secure 90 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and has already announced a list of target groups eligible to receive the first available shots. The Southeast Asian country received its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment on February 24 – a batch of 117,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company, and the University of Oxford. The Ministry of Health said last week that the country aims to obtain 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of the year, including 30 million through the COVAX scheme co-led by WHO, 30 million through AstraZeneca, and the rest through negotiations with U.S. producers. Talks were also taking place to secure Russia’s Sputnik V jab, the ministry added. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested the Ministry of Health to begin COVID-19 vaccination for prioritized groups by the end of this week. As soon as the proper logistics are in place, vaccinations will … [Read more...] about What COVID-19 vaccine is available in Vietnam and who can get it?
People, aged from 18-59 and residing in Hanoi , are encouraged to register for human trials of Vietnam’s second COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVIVAC (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – People, aged from 18-59 and residing in Hanoi, can register for human t rials of Vietnam’s second COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVIVAC from March 5 morning. In the first phase of the trials, 150 healthy volunteers will be injected with two doses of 0.5ml with an interval of 28 days. They will be divided into five groups, including one group provided with placebo shots, and their health will be closely monitored within 24 hours after injections. Each volunteer will have their health checked-up eight times in 12 months. After 43 days since the first phase starts and shows good results, the second phase will be carried out at the medical centre of Thai Binh province’s Vu Thu district, with 300 volunteers. The homegrown vaccine has been developed by the Nha Trang-based Institute of … [Read more...] about Volunteers sought for second homegrown COVID-19 vaccine trials
The Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) on Friday started recruiting volunteers for the initial phase of clinical trials for the second Made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine known as Covivac. Illustrative photo by VNA According to IVAC, they will select 150 volunteers aged between 18 and 59 for the first phase of human trials, in which they will be injected with two 0.5 ml doses of the vaccine 28 days apart. Volunteers will remain at the clinical trial area for a period of 24 hours after receiving their shots in order to allow them to be under strict health observations by the research team. The aim of the first phase is to evaluate the safety of the doses, along with the patient’s immune response to the vaccine, thereby identifying the optimal level of the doses so trials can move on to the second phase. Through pre-clinical assessments carried out in India, the United States, and Vietnam, the locally-produced Covivac vaccine has … [Read more...] about Vietnam recruits volunteers for human trials of second Covid-19 vaccine