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Vietnam: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL2312, tabled on 22 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 vaccines the UK has supplied to Vietnam; and what assessment they have made of (1) how they are being distributed, and (2) which age groups are receiving them.

Answered on

30 July 2021

The UK has provided £548m support to the COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC), supporting up to 92 developing economies to access vaccines. This includes Vietnam, which has received 2,493,600 AstraZeneca doses through COVAX to date. The UK has also donated £1 million to ASEAN's Comprehensive Recovery Fund, which will be used to procure vaccine donations for ASEAN member states.

On 28 July the Foreign Secretary announced a donation of Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam as part of the first tranche of the 100 million vaccines the Prime Minister pledged the UK would share within the next year at last month's G7 in Cornwall. We are working to deliver these vaccines as quickly as possible.

Vietnam's national vaccination programme is currently focused on priority groups, including medical workers, those over 65 years of age and those with chronic diseases.