Details of the deal, supply timeframe and the vaccine’s approval by the Food and Drug Administration can be labored out in a few month, Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul stated on Thursday.
Thailand additionally plans to purchase 5 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine inside this 12 months, Anutin stated.
Thailand is racing to safe vaccines for its mass immunisation marketing campaign that began on Monday, two months after it was hit by its greatest coronavirus outbreak thus far, pushed by extremely contagious variants.
The programme had relied closely on its reserved 61 million doses of regionally made AstraZeneca vaccines, however the authorities has tried to diversify its sources to fulfill its goal of buying 100 million doses by 12 months-finish.
About 4.1 million of Thailand’s greater than 66 million individuals have thus far obtained the primary dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.