Australian Embassy

Australia delivers an additional 800,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses

Australia delivered 800,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam yesterday, as part of its ongoing commitment to our close friend and strategic partner.

With this third delivery, Australia has met its commitment to share 1.5 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from its own supply by the end of 2021.

In addition to these doses, Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Robyn Mudie, recently announced Australia would support Vietnam to purchase approximately 3.7 million more vaccine doses, through a procurement agreement with UNICEF and in partnership with Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. In total, Australia has now committed to share 5.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with Vietnam.

Ambassador Mudie welcomed the third delivery of doses from Australia. “I am proud we have met our original 1.5 million dose sharing commitment. These doses, along with the 3.7 million doses we will additionally help Vietnam to procure will support Vietnam’s ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19 and boost economic recovery”, Ambassador Mudie said.

The 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines Australia has delivered complement Australia’s AUD60 million package of support for Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This package will support COVID-19 vaccine procurement, cold chain upgrades, training for healthcare workers, and support the vaccine rollout in remote provinces.

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