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Thailand sets to start COVID-19 vaccinations on Feb 14

Thailand sets to start COVID-19 vaccinations on Feb 14

Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha confirmed the official date of mass vaccination’s start in the Asian country. As Vietnam Plus reported, the first phase of inoculation set February 14.

Thailand is targeting the immunisation of 19 million people against the covid-19 in the first phase of vaccination starting on February 14.

PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha said inoculations will begin with 50,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, giving no sharp timeline for the phase 1. According to a preliminary plan, of the 19 million to be vaccinated, 1.7 million doses will be for medical professionals, and 15,000 for government workers involved in managing the virus. The rest of doses will be disseminated for 11 million of aged people and 6.1 million of those with underlying diseases.

Thailand’s government relies on AstraZeneca vaccine, which will be produced by local firm Siam Biosience. Another drug bunch is 2 million doses from China’s Sinovac.

As of Wednesday, the Asian country documented 819 new COVID-19 cases. There are 15,465 COVID-19 cases and 76 deaths. So far, the Thai health ministry says they the inoculation will cover 31.5 million people.