BANGKOK, April 30 (TNA) – The government is ready to accept COVID-19 vaccine registration applications from all producers, said Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
Speaking after a meeting to discuss COVID-19 vaccine issues with representatives of Sinopharm Co, Mr Anutin said he told the representatives that the Public Health Ministry supported the registration of COVID-19 vaccines from all manufacturers and Sinopharm could file their application with the Food and Drug Administration when it had all necessary documents.
Mr Anutin stressed that the government did not choose to support any particular vaccine producers and more choices of vaccines were arriving in Thailand because manufacturers had enough vaccines for sales and were seeking vaccine registration in Thailand.
Experts would match different vaccine products to people of different age groups for safety sake, he said. Children aged 12 should receive Pfizer vaccine, those who were 60 years old and over should have AstraZeneca vaccine and those aged 18-59 should have Sinovac vaccine, Mr Anutin cited.
Thailand reported 15 new Covid-19 deaths and 1,583 new cases on Friday, bringing the death toll to 203 and the total number of infections to 65,153. (TNA)