Vietnam should not be criticized for slow pace of vaccinations: FPT official

Some people have criticized the Government for being slow in vaccinating its people. To date, only nearly 1 percent of population has been vaccinated, a figure which is lower than Laos and Cambodia.

The countries running vaccination programs can be classified into four groups. Vietnam is between Group 3 and Group 4. Vietnam deposited $30 million to buy AstraZeneca vaccine when AstraZeneca was still under clinical experimentation, and it belongs to Group 3. However, the number of vaccine doses Vietnam ordered was too small compared with the population, and with the vaccine doses Vietnam has received so far, it belongs to Group 4.

To date, Covax is the only source of vaccines for Vietnam.

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