Thailand will use Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine to begin its nationwide vaccination campaign, which aims to immunize two-thirds of the country’s population, reported Tuesday. Bloomberg agency.
Thailand is expected to approve the Chinese vaccine for emergency use “alongside the arrival of the first shipment” later this month, according to the same source.
Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health told a press conference on Monday that a batch of Sinovac vaccines would be delivered to his country between February and April.
Thailand’s disease control department general director Opas Kankawinphong said medical staff, the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, and migrant workers will be the first to be vaccinated.
A batch of vaccines from AstraZeneca, a Swedish-British pharmaceutical company, will be delivered from Europe to Thailand later this year, he said.