BANGKOK, July 12 (TNA) – The Thai government officially received 1,053,090 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca from the Japanese government.
Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over a ceremony via a teleconference to accept the vaccine doses from the Japanese government. Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Japanese ambassador to Thailand Nashida Kazuya represented both countries in the vaccine delivery ceremony.
The delivery resulted from an agreement that Thai and Japanese governments signed on June 29. The AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in Thailand in the evening of July 9. They were produced in Japan by KM Biologics Co Ltd and Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd.
On the occasion, the prime minister expressed his gratitude toward the Japanese government’s COVID-19 vaccine support which, he said, would play important roles in increasing people’s access to COVID-19 vaccines in Thailand. (TNA)