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National Covid-19 vaccine fund launched

Vietnam’s national Covid-19 vaccine fund was launched at a ceremony in Hanoi on June 5 evening, in the attendance of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

In his remarks, Chinh said the fund was established to mobilise social resources for the purchase and import of vaccines as well as for research, development and production of domestic vaccines.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the launching ceremony of the vaccine fund.

Though Vietnam has been one of the most successful countries in the world at containing the Covid-19 pandemic as evidenced by low infection and death rates, the pandemic is still evolving with new strains first found in India and the UK behind the recent surge of domestic cases in Vietnam.

In order to return life to normal, the Party and State set the goal to administer free vaccines to all people to soon achieve herd immunity, considering it a fundamental, long-term, strategic and decisive solution to get rid of the pandemic, he said.

The Government leader said that the consensus of the people is key to beat the pandemic and return to a normal, peaceful, and safe life.

He urged subordinate levels to promptly create favourable conditions for all individuals and organisations to make contributions to the fund.

As of 8pm on June 5, the fund, which was approved by the Government on May 26, had received 1.036 trillion VND (45 million USD).

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc said his minstry, which is in charge of the vaccine fund, has established a management board for the fund at the State Treasury and opened a bank account to receive support from individuals and organisations inside and outside the country.

The fund is a precious and important resource for the country to fight the pandemic and continue socio-economic development, he said.

According to Phoc, Vietnam needs 150 million doses of vaccines to administer about 75 percent of its population this year, with total cost amounting to 25 trillion VND.

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Source: VNA

National Covid-19 vaccine fund, Covid-19 pandemic, low infection, death rates, socio-economic development
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