The Ministry of Health says it needs 150 million doses, worth 25.2 trillion dong ($1.1 billion), to inoculate enough people to reach community immunity by the end of year. The government has placed orders from several vaccine suppliers and has established a national fund to help buy vaccines from overseas and develop homemade ones. Companies such as Vinamilk and FPT Telecom have already contributed and the government is calling on all parts of the country and society to participate in the funding effort. AmCham supports the vaccine fund initiative and we continue discussions with senior officials about ways that AmCham members can assist Vietnam.
How can the private sector join the effort to get vaccine here? What does it mean to donate to Vietnam’s vaccine fund and is a donation tax deductible from CIT? How can people ensure their workforce is on the list for vaccination? Can AmCham find a way to buy vaccine for members? Join our Insight Exchange on Tuesday morning for a discussion about these issues and recommended actions.
AmCham Insight Exchanges are where business development, advocacy, and networking go hand-in-hand. It brings together members from different industries to connect, brainstorm solutions, and identify new opportunities. There is no cost to participate. This virtual meeting is English-language only and will use the Microsoft Teams platform. You may join the conversation from either your desktop or smartphone. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling the AmCham office. Registered participants will receive an email the day before the meeting with the URL link and instructions.