The prime minister of Thailand said, a day ahead of the arrival of first country coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday (Feb 23, 2006), that Thailand will begin to vaccinate priority groups including health workers against COVID-19 by the end of this week.
In Thailand on Wednesday, the CoronaVac of Sinovac Biotech will receive the first 200,000 of 2 million doses. On Monday, the Chinese vaccine was approved for emergency use.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said in a Facebook posting that “we’ll start injecting target groups within three days after vaccines arrive.
As the COVID-19 task force said, Sinovac vaccines will be administered to the priority groups in 13 provinces. The epicenter of Thailand’s current epidemic, and the capital, Bangkok, will receive more than half of the 200,000 doses.
Prayut said that in March, another 800,000 are scheduled to arrive, while the remaining 1 million are scheduled for April.
Prayut also reported that AstraZeneca, which has approved a Thai company to produce its vaccine, is scheduled for the course of May through June to produce 26 million doses of vaccines.
A further 35 million AstraZeneca doses have been reserved for Thailand.
On Wednesday, Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters that Thailand will also receive 117,000 import dosage AstraZeneca vaccine.
These were in the 150,000 “early doses” that AstraZeneca previously claimed would supply from another Asian country.
Officials obtained some documents from Jean & Johnson’s Janssen and were contacted, according to Prayut, by Moderna and Pfizer to record their vaccines COVID 19.
In Thailand’s mass vaccination program, 10 million doses per June are being administered.