Vietnam is working to get 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses so as to achieve herd immunity in late 2021 or early 2022 (Photo: VNA)
– Vietnam has gained
sufficient resources for purchasing 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and
conduct vaccination for the entire people, according to President of the
Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien.
The VFF Central Committee held an event in Hanoi
on July 13 to publicise the initial use of the donations via text messages to
the COVID-19 combat.
The text-to-donate campaign was launched in
early June by the VFF Central Committee, the Vietnam General Confederation of
Labour, and the Ministry of Information and Communications.
So far, 2.5 million text messages have sent to
1408 of the National Humanitarian Portal, donating 115 billion VND (nearly 5
million USD) to the COVID-19 vaccine fund of the Government.
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung (second from left) presents 100 billion VND donated to the COVID-19 vaccine fund via text messages to Director of the fund's management board Nguyen Quang Vinh (Photo: VNA)
Thanks to the donations via text messages, over
8 trillion VND transferred to the fund, and funding from the State budget,
Vietnam has secured sufficient financial resources for administering 150
million vaccine doses for all people, Chien said.
He thanked philanthropists, businesses,
Vietnamese people both at home and abroad, and foreigners in the country for
Given the pandemic’s prolonged and complex
developments, which still require large financial resources to counter, the
official expressed his hope that the VFF Central Committee will receive more
support for this combat.
So far, Vietnam has secured 105 million vaccine
doses committed for this year and is working to get 150 million doses so as to
achieve herd immunity in late 2021 or early 2022. As many as 8.7
million doses are scheduled to arrive in the country this July./.