Million more doses of AstraZeneca delivered, 2 million more Sinovac doses due next week
One million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to Thailand’s Public Health Ministry today (Friday), which will be distributed across Thailand later today or tomorrow, according to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
The minister reconfirmed that doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will be delivered every week, according to the ministry’s agreement with the company. He did not specify the amount in each delivery, but said it would not be less than before.
The first lot of 1.8 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, produced by Siam Bioscience, was delivered on June 4th. The second lot was delivered on Wednesday (June 16th) and is being distributed.
Priority for the AstraZeneca vaccine will be given to people aged over 60 and those with any of seven specified diseases, the target groups for the months of June and July, Mr. Anutin said.
Two million more doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine will also arrive next Thursday (June 24th), he said, while insisting that there is no vaccine shortage in the country, as a total of 105 million doses will be delivered this year.
Thailand has administered more than 7.2 million doses to date, most of which were Sinovac. As of June 16th, just over 1.9 million AstraZeneca doses had been administered, according to the Public Health Ministry.