Thailand to procure an additional 10.9 million doses of Sinovac vaccine to fight against Covid-19 domestic spread

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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has ordered an additional 10.9 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine as an urgent case, hoping to help control the Covid-19 spread.

Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, told reporters today, July 21st, that the department has signed a formal request to the Director of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) for assistance in importing additional vaccines (Sinovac) to cope with the domestic spread of the Covid-19.

This followed the Cabinet Committee’s approval of a loan to support the provision of vaccines against Covid-19 for the population in the country.

The Department of Disease Control, therefore, considered that in order to prevent, control, and enhance immunity for 70 percent of the population, according to the Prime Minister’s goal, and people in the risk groups, the procurement of additional 10.9 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine as an urgent case is necessary.

TPN media notes that many comments online were negative as many Thai residents seem to prefer that the government focus on other brands and types of vaccines.


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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.