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COVID vaccines

Vietnam's homemade vaccines struggle to debut as COVID rages

Front-runner Nanocovax asked to evaluate efficacy

Health care workers inject a domestically developed vaccine into a volunteer during a trial in February of this year.

HANOI -- As COVID-19 ravages Vietnam and foreign vaccines continue to be in short supply, the government is ramping up efforts to accelerate the development of domestic vaccines. But the debut of the first Vietnamese vaccine may be pushed back beyond this month as health authorities take extra care to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.

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