Vietnam approves Hayat-Vax Covid vaccine for emergency use; Here is a look at the UAE-made vaccine

The government says, Vietnam has approved the Hayat-Vax coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the seventh to be endorsed in the country. The vaccine is identical to the Synopharm vaccine which was manufactured in China and packaging was done in the United Arab Emirates, the government said in a statement.


Hayat-Vax is the first native and endemic Covid-19 vaccine in the Gulf region to be manufactured by a joint venture between Abu Dhabi’s G42 and Sinopharm. The word Hayat means life in Arabic. 

The UAE has already given the authorization to take the jabs for those who are 18 years old and older. They can book their jab appointments through the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s (Mohap) Covid-19 UAE app. The vaccine, according to the Covid-19 UAE app, is available to five categories: Family, GCC nationals, residents, UAE nationals, and workers. The vaccine was produced by the Ras Al Khaimah-based pharma firm Julphar.

A new vaccine plant in KIZAD became operational this year and over its phased development will have a production capacity of 200 million doses per annum across three filling lines and five automated packaging lines. The joint venture is already producing Hayat-Vax with its partner, Julphar in the UAE with an initial capacity of 2 million doses per month, Wam reported.