(QNO) - The Vietnam Fund for Vaccination against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (VFVC) was launched on June 5 evening in Ha Noi city.
Earlier, the fund was founded by the Vietnamese Government. Accordingly, the Ministry of Finance is assigned to receive, manage all supports in cash and COVID-19 vaccines from individuals and organizations inside and outside the country.
The fund also receives other legal contributions to the national source of Covid-19 vaccines. It aims to help Vietnam secure enough doses to vaccinate the country's 100 million strong population and reach herd immunity by the end of 2021.
According to the Health Ministry of Vietnam, it needs 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, worth 25.2 trillion dong ($1.1 billion) to inoculate the roughly 75 million people required to reach herd immunity.
At the event, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called and thanked for the voluntary contributions in different forms to the VFVC from domestic and international individuals, organizations and partners, overseas compatriots.
Every contribution is respected by the Vietnamese Government. The fund will be managed openly and transparently to vaccinate the people of Vietnam.