7/13, 11:58 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Vietnam govt to offer Pfizer, AZ vaccine combo

The Vietnamese government announced on Tuesday it plans to offer its citizens to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as a second dose following the first dose of the jab manufactured by AstraZeneca.

The Asian country has to date used only AstraZeneca's vaccine, and has inoculated around 300,000 people. However, the latest shipment delivered 97,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, prompting the decision to combo the doses.

Vietnam isn't the first Asian country to combo different vaccines, as Thailand yesterday revealed plans to administer AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine following the first dose of Sinovac's jab in order to boost immunity against the disease.

Breaking the News / ND