PM will allow local administration to buy FDA-approved vaccines
Local government bodies in Thailand will be allowed to acquire COVID-19 vaccines using their own budgets, but the vaccines must be approved by the Food and Drug administration of the country of origin, and the Thai FDA.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he understands that a lot of people have high hopes for the vaccines and the government is acquiring them through many channels.
He said the government is trying its best, but it will be difficult to please everyone. He said the important point is to ensure that as many people as possible get inoculated.
The cabinet will oversee the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, and will be very careful over the procurement process.
Prayut said, however, the timeline of getting vaccines manufactured by Siam Bioscience in Thailand is in progressing well, but still needs to complete several more processes.