Based on the Thai Cupboard, Thailand has secured offers for a complete of 63 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from totally different pharmaceutical producers.
The vaccine might be given out in phrases, with the primary part deliberate to start subsequent month. The primary cargo comprises 200,000 doses of vaccine from Chinese language Sinovac Biotech and the cargo is the primary a part of a deal for a complete of two million doses from the Chinese language pharmaceutical producer.
The primary doses might be given to medical personnel and different individuals within the most management zones, comparable to these in Samut Sakhon, Rayong, and Chon Buri. The second cargo of 800.000 doses is scheduled to reach in March, with a remaining cargo of 1 million doses arriving in April.
Thailand had in October 2020 signed a joint-venture settlement with British-Swedish AstraZeneca to supply 200 million doses however the nation has solely been capable of safe 26 million doses for itself. The 26 million doses might be produced regionally by Siam Bioscience and are anticipated to be delivered in June this 12 months.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has additionally just lately authorized the acquisition of an extra 35 million doses, bringing Thailand’s whole order of Covid-19 vaccine to 63 million doses. The overall of 63 million doses is sufficient to cowl rather less than half of Thailand’s 70 million individuals. The cupboard has authorized a TBH 1.2 billion ($ 39 million) finances for the vaccines which might be supplied totally free to all Thai residents.
Supply: The Thaiger