Official sources confirmed the PM will receive the shot at 8:30am tomorrow at Government House prior to attending the weekly cabinet meeting. Other cabinet members are expected to follow.
The news comes after Thailand had suspended the use of the vaccine last Friday, the first country outside of Europe to do so, after blood clotting issues had transpired in various countries that had been administering the vaccine such as Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands.
AstraZeneca said yesterday it had conducted a “careful review” of data collected from more than 17 million people who had received the vaccination in the United Kingdom and European Union which concluded “no evidence of an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis or thrombocytopenia.”
The AstraZeneca vaccination is a key component of Thailand’s mass vaccination strategy with 61 million doses reserved.
So far 200,000 doses of the Chinese manufactured vaccine from Sinovac have been used to vaccinate the first recipients, including Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, with a further 800,000 doses arriving on Mar 20.