Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính had a phone name with Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla late Tuesday from Hà Nội on the supply of paediatric COVID-19 vaccines to Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photograph
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has requested Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla to expedite the supply of twenty-two million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters aged 5-12 years to Việt Nam within the coming days, with a objective of finishing this procurement contract in April or Might on the newest.
Speaking to Bourla over the telephone late Tuesday, the Vietnamese Authorities chief mentioned that the transfer would assist shield youngsters’s well being and successfully perform the secure reopening of faculties within the nation.
That is the second speak between the Vietnamese Authorities head and Pfizer’s chief for the reason that fourth wave of COVID-19 broke out in Việt Nam in late April.
Chính mentioned that Việt Nam just lately used Pfizer’s vaccines to manage to youngsters aged between 12 and 17, making them safer and safer when going again to highschool. Practically 96 per cent of the youngsters on this age group have obtained the primary jab, and practically 90 per cent the second.
The well being ministry of Việt Nam earlier chosen Pfizer because the photographs for use for younger youngsters, following steering from the World Well being Organisation. It mentioned the vaccination wouldn’t be necessary, however really helpful.
He additionally thanked Pfizer and Chairman Bourla personally for coordinating with the Vietnamese aspect to finish the provision of 51 million doses within the earlier contract, as requested throughout a telephone name in August.
He additionally requested Pfizer to continuously present updates on its growth of latest vaccines and pledged beneficial circumstances for Pfizer to switch its expertise to the Vietnamese aspect and additional pharmaceutical cooperation with Việt Nam.
With the shut cooperation of Pfizer and the well timed provide of vaccines from nations, together with the US, Việt Nam has efficiently carried out a speedy vaccination technique, enabling it to transition to a technique of flexibly and safely adapting to and successfully controlling COVID-19.
Bourla thanked the Vietnamese Authorities for the shut cooperation and the appreciation the PM had given the corporate.
The Pfizer government mentioned he was impressed with Việt Nam’s vaccination marketing campaign, and affirmed that he’ll make each effort to hurry up the implementation of the contract on supplying the vaccine within the coming weeks.
He additionally acknowledged that Pfizer might cooperate with Việt Nam in transferring expertise to supply medicine to deal with COVID-19.
PM Chính additionally invited the Pfizer chief to Việt Nam as a visitor to debate and promote a long-term bilateral cooperation plan between the 2 sides. — VNS