NONTHABURI, June 11 (TNA) – The Department of Disease Control has signed an initial document in a process to order the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the department, signed a term sheet with the vaccine manufacturer on Thursday afternoon and then both sides would seal a letter of intent to buy the vaccine, Mr Anutin said.
The producer will have its vaccine registered with the Food and Drug Administration. The government has one month to finalize conditions and the price. It intended to initially order 20 million doses for delivery within this year, Mr Anutin said.
He also said that the government would order 5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson and the amount would be enough for as many as 5 million recipients because its vaccine was developed for the administration of one dose per person. (TNA)