President Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits Pfizer (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Pfizer,
one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations, on
September 23 (local time).
The president highly valued Pfizer’s role in COVID-19 prevention and
control across the globe, especially with the successful development of
vaccine, which is deemed an effective “weapon” to bring the pandemic under
He appreciated Pfizer’s delivery of over 2.8 million doses of vaccine in
accordance with a contract with the Vietnamese Government, which he said is a
timely help to Vietnam in its effort to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under
The President also valued the company’s commitment to ensuring the vaccine
delivery schedule in the remaining months of the year.
Ensuring adequate vaccine supply is vital to not only public health care
but also socio-economic stability and development, helping prevent disruption in
the supply chain and ensure operations of businesses, including those from the
US, the Vietnamese President underlined.
He asked the company to increase its vaccine supply for Vietnam as soon
as possible in September, and deliver the 31 million doses within this year
under the contract signed by the two sides.
At a working session betwwen the Vietnamese delegation and Pfizer (Photo: VNA)
The President also requested that Pfizer early set a roadmap for the
earliest possible handover of vaccine for children aged 12-18, as well as
completion of procedures to allow other countries like Poland to resell Pfizer
vaccine for Vietnam when Vietnam reaches agreements to procure the vaccine from
In reply, Senior Vice President of Pfizer Jonathan Selib said the
company has built sound cooperation with Vietnam and pledged to deliver all the
31 million doses of vaccine for adults during this year.
In addition, Salib took note of the suggestion in vaccine production and
vowed to quickly handle procedures so that Vietnam can receive the vaccine from
Pfizer is rejoiced at the establishment of the US Centres for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) Southeast Asia Regional Office in Hanoi, on the
occasion of the visit by Vice President Kamala Harris, which demonstrates a
belief in Vietnam’s capacity in disease prevention and control, he said. The company
and the CDC will closely work with Vietnam in epidemic prevention and control, he