Thailand’s Public Health Minister to discuss with British Pfizer Company to accelerate Covid-19 vaccine delivery due to increasing infections of recent outbreak to Thailand

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Bangkok –

Thailand’s Public Health Minister revealed today, April 22nd, that the Ministry is currently in talks with Pfizer Company regarding the transportation and storage procedures of the vaccination delivery to Thailand that has to be done as soon as possible.

Minister Anutin Charnvirakul stated during an interview this morning that he would be negotiating with Pfizer today to find a conclusion on when to deliver the vaccine as soon as possible.

According to his statement, Pfizer had initially agreed to deliver its vaccines as early as the end of the year. However, the statement was made before the reoccurrence of Thailand’s third outbreak from entertainment venues.

“It will be too late if the vaccine arrived by the end of the year. It could only be kept as supplies. Therefore, we talked to the manufacturer about the possibility to accelerate the delivery and other issues regarding the delivery today,” Anutin revealed.

The discussion also includes the storage requirements plans as Pfizer vaccinations must be stored at +2 to 8 degrees, if used during the specified period. But if the vaccines have to be stored for a long period of time, the unused vaccines should be stored at -20 degrees. The issue has to be discussed as it was the matter of the transportation and storage systems.

The Minister added: “Most importantly, Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines can be injected to children at the age of 12 and there are no other restrictions. Therefore, we are paying more attention to this vaccine at the moment because we want to distribute to many people in as many different age groups as much as possible.”

“But the question, for now, is when it will it be delivered. The government does not concern itself about the price but rather the safety of the people. We are hopeful that the discussion and the meeting with the manufacturer today will give us a conclusion to the question.”

TPN media will keep you updated on this overall.


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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.