15:49 | 04/01/2021
Human trials of second homegrown Covid-19 vaccine may begin in late January this year. The Ministry of Health has granted permission to the Nha Trang-based Institute of Vaccines and Biological Medical (IVAC) to carry out human clinical tests for Covivac, a locally-produced novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, on volunteers in January, two months ahead of schedule.
14:55 | 27/12/2020
The first ever International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, being held on 27 December 2020, was called for by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate the importance of the prevention of, preparedness for and partnership against epidemics. The following is full message by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the occasion of the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.
10:47 | 22/12/2020
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 21 requested relevant agencies to create maximum conditions for domestic units to carry out Covid-19 vaccine research and production.
07:09 | 22/12/2020
Leaders of the Ministry of Health said that 10,000 to 30,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the third phase of human trials of Nanocovax, Vietnam's first Covid-19 vaccine.
22:24 | 10/12/2020
Vietnam is currently recruiting willing volunteers for phase 1 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial, with the injection is slated to be conducted starting December 17.
11:06 | 24/11/2020
Europe's medicines regulator said Monday that it could give the green light to the first coronavirus vaccines late this year or early next.
08:37 | 17/11/2020
US biotech firm Moderna has unveiled that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is more than 94 percent effective based on provisional data from the late-stage clinical trial.
08:12 | 08/11/2020
Australia has pledged AUD500 million (US$363 million) to help Pacific and Southeast Asian countries get better access to COVID-19 vaccines.
14:33 | 31/10/2020
COVID-19 vaccine by the Hanoi-based Vaccine and Biological Production Company No. 1 (Vabiotech) has been tested on monkeys as of October 27, according to the Ministry of Health.
14:37 | 19/10/2020
Beijing will also ‘contribute to the accessibility and affordability of the vaccines in developing countries’, Wang Yi says.
14:00 | 18/10/2020
The city of Jiaxing, south of Shanghai, is offering a vaccine under development by Sinovac.
07:09 | 01/10/2020
Speaking at the workshop introducing COVID-19 vaccine in Vietnam on September 30, Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that by 2021, at least one COVID-19 vaccine producer will carry out clinical trials in the second and third phase.
14:09 | 22/09/2020
The Ministry of Health has ordered three COVID-19 vaccine candidates from Russia, the UK, the US. The country’s vaccine research and production speed has also been accelerated.
09:53 | 17/09/2020
The Trump administration on September 16 has announced a strategy to provide safe, effective, and free COVID-19 vaccines for all Americans as soon as possible.
07:13 | 16/09/2020
University of Pittsburgh scientists have isolated a bio-molecule that “completely and specifically” neutralizes the virus that causes coronavirus.
16:00 | 09/09/2020
Oxford University vaccine trial
10:03 | 08/09/2020
The TASS news agency quoted Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko announcing that Russia will start to offer its COVID-19 vaccine to volunteers this week.
10:29 | 05/09/2020
President Vladimir Putin recently announced that a team of Russian scientists had developed a COVID-19 vaccine and that it had been approved for use by the regulators – at least, in Russia.
10:51 | 01/09/2020
High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share possible effectiveness limitations as they based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to.
16:30 | 28/08/2020
Sinovac Biotech in Beijing is taking an old-fashion approach to developing an inoculation for the coronavirus.