Prime Minister, along with cabinet ministers, successfully receives Thailand’s first shot of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine this morning

Bangkok –

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha was inoculated with Thailand’s first AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot this morning, March 16th, following a sudden postponement last Friday.

The cabinet ministers, led by the Prime Minister, received their shot of Covid-19 vaccination at the Government House of Bangkok under the supervision of Public Health Ministry officers.

Dr. Yong Poovorawan, Chulalongkorn University virology specialist and Covid-19 Situation advisor, provided an injection for the Prime Minister at around 9:00 AM.

The second shot is scheduled for May 25th. The Prime Minister said after the injection that inoculation for ministers is to assure confidence and safety for the Thai public and for those who are about to be vaccinated.

The Prime Minister said: “The government has prepared to provide a sufficient amount of vaccines that are suitable for Thailand and Thai people and plan to distribute them to cover all the Thai population as fast as possible.”


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.