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Vietnam expects to create its own COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year

19.07.2021 85 просмотров

At the moment, the developers are focused on research and clinical trials of the Nanocovax and Covivac vaccines.


Vietnam intends to complete the creation of at least one effective domestically developed coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic Tran Van Thuan, the Voice of Vietnam radio station reported on Monday.

According to him, the interdepartmental working group provides maximum support to domestic researchers and manufacturers of vaccines against coronavirus . At the moment, the developers are focused on research and clinical trials of the Nanocovax and Covivac vaccines, two of the four vaccines being developed in Vietnam that have achieved the most maturity.

Nanogen, which developed the Nanocovax vaccine, said during the third 13,000 volunteers have received their first dose of human clinical trials and the second will be given by the end of August.

Covivac, developed by the Nha Trang Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals, has passed the first phase of human trials. The second phase of research will begin soon.

Earlier, Prime Minister of VietnamPham Minh Chinsaid that the republic should start mass production of its own coronavirus vaccine no later than June 2022. He stressed that the country should strive to provide vaccines on its own in order to successfully implement the strategy of vaccinating the local population.

Until domestic vaccines are available, Vietnam will purchase foreign-made drugs. According to the Ministry of Health of the Republic, by the end of this year, the country will receive a total of about 150 million doses of drugs from foreign manufacturers. Arrangements on commercial deliveries to Vietnam have been reached with the manufacturers of the British-Swedish vaccine AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V, as well as the American Pfizer and Moderna.

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