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Thailand launches Covid-19 vaccine program through Sinovac



On February 28, in Nonthaburi, Thailand, a nurse was injecting a dose of Sinovac vaccine.

Photographer: Andre Malerba (Bloomberg)

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Thailand started to implement its Covid-1

9 vaccination plan, As a Southeast Asian country, Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s vaccine attempts to revive the tourism industry that has been hit by the pandemic.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha presided over the launch of the plan on Sunday. health care Workers are receiving the vaccine, and the state-owned NBT television network broadcasts it on a national live broadcast.As early as Sunday, Prayuth had not yet been vaccinated The Director of the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention Opas Kankawinpong said at a briefing on Saturday that as Sinovac is not recommended for peers, the plan is to proceed.

“Today’s event is to assure the public of the safety of the vaccine that the government will launch from now on,” Prayuth said. “National vaccination is an important step for the government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Southeast Asia’s second largest economy’s goal is to vaccinate 50% of its population by the end of this year, as the government tried to reopen its borders, which has been closed for nearly a year to contain the epidemic. The government also approved AstraZeneca’s vaccine and ordered 61 million doses.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Anutin Charnvirakul and four other ministers accepted the Sinovac shooting on Sunday.​​​ AstraZeneca’s vaccine arrived in Thailand on February 24, but the company said in a statement on Saturday that the company still needs to complete quality assurance procedures.


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