First 1.8 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have left production plant for delivery to Thai government
Today, Siam Bioscience and AstraZeneca (Thailand) announced their readiness to deliver the first batch of 1.8 million doses of their vaccine for the mass inoculation due to start on June 7th as scheduled.
The first lot was delivered by the chairman of Siam Bioscience, the local producer of the vaccine, Air Chief Marshal Satitpong Sukvimon, to AstraZeneca (Thailand) president James Teague, at a ceremony held at Siam Bioscience today. A handful of senior officials from the Ministry of Public Health were on hand to witness the event.
In his speech at the ceremony, Mr. Teague hailed the production of the first batch of AZ vaccine, in time for delivery to the Thai government, as evidence of the success of the joint cooperation between Siam Bioscience and AstraZeneca.
Siam Bioscience’s honorary director of organizational communication, Mrs. Nualphan Lamsam, said that she is proud that Siam Bioscience was chosen by AstraZeneca to produce the vaccine locally, which will help improve the health of the people in Thailand and economic recovery.