BANGKOK, June 30 (TNA) – Thailand receives 3.2 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines by Sinovac and AstraZeneca this week, said Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
The country today accepted 1 million doses of Sinovac vaccine and there were two new lots of AstraZeneca vaccine covering altogether 2.2 million doses, he said.
According to Mr Anutin, 800,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived on June 28 and 1.4 million more doses from the producer will follow on July 2.
In June Thailand received 9 million doses and the Department of Disease Control is quickly distributing them for inoculation.
Regarding the vaccine of Pfizer, Thailand will receive 20 million doses in the fourth quarter of this year.
In response to the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand and the Infectious Disease Association of Thailand’s call for the government to acquire more m-RNA COVID-19 vaccines for their effective immunity stimulation against COVID-19 variants, Mr Anutin said an academic committee was responsible for the issue and existing vaccines worldwide could not cope with all variants of the coronavirus. (TNA)