BANGKOK. May 28 (TNA) – The Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) will import 1 million doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine in June.
CRA secretary-general Prof Dr Nithi Mahanonda said the prime minister assigned the Chulabhorn Royal Academy to represent Thailand in attempts to procure alternative COVID-19 vaccines for people.
The academy together with the Food and Drug Administration and the Public Health Ministry directly ordered the vaccine of Sinopharm and authorized Bio Genetech Co to import the vaccine. The academy planned to initially import 1 million doses of the vaccine within June, he said.
The procurement of Sinopharm’s vaccine is not a part of the vaccines that the government is acquiring for people.
Prof Dr Nithi said he would discuss with the Public Health Ministry the distribution of vaccine doses to the government and private organizations that wanted to buy them.
CRA had not known Sinopharm’s price of its vaccine pending the calculation of transport and storage costs. However, the academy would not make a profit from the distribution, he said. (TNA)