BANGKOK, May 5 (TNA) – The COVID-19 vaccine of Pfizer has not arrived in Thailand pending negotiations and its registration, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA secretary-general Dr Paisarn Dunkum said the vaccine of Pfizer had not been imported for use in the country and Pfizer Thailand denied any report with a map of Thailand that its COVID-19 vaccine had been imported for emergency use here. The company denied it released the information, Dr Paisarn said.
There might be misunderstanding. The vaccine of Pfizer was under negotiations and had not been registered in Thailand. Pfizer wanted to conclude negotiations before the registration, Dr Paisarn said.
Meanwhile, Dr Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokesperson for the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said that the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 was found at a quarantine facility in Thailand but had not been spotted on the outside.
The CCSA reported 2,112 new coronavirus cases and 15 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections to 74,900 and the death toll to 318.
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has vaccinated Klong Toey residents for the second day in a row to curb the new outbreak of Covid-19 across communities. It plans to vaccinate about 2,500-3,000 people per day. (TNA)