Local Vietnamese companies have announced plans to manufacture COVID19 vaccines in Vietnam. In an online meeting led by Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chinh on July 23, Vingroup announced that it had been contacted to negotiate a technology transfer with the company. Acturus for COVID19 vaccinations. The group representative said they expected clinical trials to begin in the country next month, adding that the vaccine facility will have a capacity of 100 to 200 million doses per year. Vaccines and Biological Products No. 1 One Member Company Limited (Vabiotech) signed an agreement with Shionogi Company (Japan) to start phase three clinical trials in Vietnam and technology transfer for vaccine production. As planned, the vaccine will be completed and launched in June 2022. Health Minister Nguyễn Thanh Long said Vietnam was the first Southeast Asian country to conduct phase 3 studies with a locally made vaccine.