As the first citizen in Thailand to take the Sinovac vaccine in an attempt to raise public confidence, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave himself up.
This comes after he had recently declared that this inoculation could be taken only by persons below 60.
Meanwhile, on Monday (Feb 22), Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that the Covid-19 vaccine is a sensitive topic and needs to be clarified extensively to the public. He added that in relation to this issue, the vaccine management team is under a lot of pressure.
“I haven’t hidden anything but need to find the right time to explain my decisions. There are concerns about untoward occurrences, like what happens if the plane carrying the vaccines crashes? If the vaccine does not arrive, it will not be the government’s fault, because we have completed our side of the job,” Anutin said.
Meanwhile, Dr Paisan Dankhum, secretary-general of the Food and Drug Administration, said the registration process for Sinovac is close to completion and should be ready once the first lot of 200,000 doses arrives on Wednesday (Feb 24).