A health official sprays disinfectant on the first shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccines after its arrival in Ho Chi Minh City on February 24. Photo: AFP
A health official sprays disinfectant on the first shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccines after its arrival in Ho Chi Minh City on February 24. Photo: AFP

Vietnam begins Covid-19 vaccination drive without China-made shots

  • Vietnam, the only Asean nation that has yet to publicly state if it will use the Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines, begins inoculations on Monday
  • Analysts say anti-China sentiment among the public and diplomatic tensions are two factors behind the spurning of the vaccines

A health official sprays disinfectant on the first shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccines after its arrival in Ho Chi Minh City on February 24. Photo: AFP
A health official sprays disinfectant on the first shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccines after its arrival in Ho Chi Minh City on February 24. Photo: AFP
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