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Prayut will be first to get Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine shot

Prayut will be first to get Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine shot

THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Feb 22) he would be the first Thai to be inoculated with the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine due to arrive on Wednesday from China.

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 22 February 2021, 06:53PM


Prayut: ready for vaccination. Photo: AFP.

Prayut: ready for vaccination. Photo: AFP.

“I am ready for vaccination,” Gen Prayut said.

The first shipment of 200,000 Sinovac doses will arrive in Bangkok from Beijing on Wednesday by a Thai Airways International flight. Another 800,000 doses will arrive in March and 1 million more in April.

The government has also purchased 26 million doses from AstraZeneca, a British-Swedish pharmaceutical company.

Thailand is late in receiving vaccine deliveries. Among its Southeast Asia neighbours, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore have already received shipments and begun giving vaccinations.

The opposition Move Forward Party attacked the government on the economic damage due to the delayed vaccine rollout during the censure debate last week.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul denied the government was complacent in ordering vaccines, pointing out that Thailand had a low rate of infection and fatalities.

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JohnC | 23 February 2021 - 09:51:46

How typical is this. Using his position to jump to the top of the queue when his job barely rates him even deserving of getting vaccinated at all. Guess his family and corrupt cronies will be next before the people who actually need protection. How sad for Thailand!

Nasa12 | 22 February 2021 - 20:04:54

It will probably be a public holidayday when he gets his "vaccine"

 

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