BANGKOK, June 4 (TNA) – The government had 3.54 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the first half of this month, according to the Department of Disease Control.
Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the department, said that AstraZeneca delivered 2 million doses and Sinovac handed 1.5 million doses.
In the second half of this month, the government would receive 3.2 million more doses and that would increase the stock to 6.7 million doses this month, he said.
Dr Opas told a meeting of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration that COVID-19 vaccinations in Thailand started on Feb 28 and since then 3.64 million doses had been used including 1 million doses in Bangkok. He expected that 100 million doses would be distributed within this year.
Inoculation will start at 993 stations in other provinces on June 7. Besides, there are 25 inoculation stations of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, 25 more of the Social Security Office, inoculation units at universities and 10 central vaccination stations including the Bang Sue Grand Station, the Rajanukul Institute (for children with special needs, underprivileged people and people with disabilities) and the Bang Rak Vaccination and Health Center. (TNA)