Vietnam will quicken pace of vaccine roll-out
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Meanwhile, its programme to vaccinate the population against the coronavirus is proceeding slowly: fewer than 160,000 of its roughly 98 million people are fully inoculated. The only COVID-19 vaccine administered by the authorities to date is the UK-Swedish AstraZeneca shot, but Hanoi has received and ordered doses of other jabs as well.
- The authorities will keep use of Chinese vaccines limited.
- Quickly widening vaccination coverage will be key to realising the targeted average annual GDP growth of 6.5-7.0% in 2021-25.
- Vietnam will aim to become a key manufacturing hub for global vaccine supply chains.
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