COVID-19 vaccine to begin human testing in Vietnam later this year

Vietnam could be in a position to conduct novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trials on humans by the end of the year, providing that procedures for research and production of the vaccine are deployed in time, said Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.

At present, Vietnam is one of 42 countries capable of producing vaccines and one of 38 countries setting up a vaccine management unit in line with WHO standards, paving the way for cooperation with other countries in exporting vaccines.

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