Thailand to start COVID-19 vaccinations in 10 provinces
Published: 05:32 PM, 12 February 2021
People in 10 provinces of Thailand will be vaccinated with the Chinese-made Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, reports Xinhua citing a high-level government official.
According to Sophon Mekhathon, assistant to the public health minister and head of the government’s subcommittee in charge of the anti-coronavirus vaccination, those who will receive the jabs from later this month until April include medical and public health personnel, those with some chronic illnesses, and those aged above 60.
A total of 2 million doses from Sinovac will be used for people in the 10 provinces where a large number of domestic infections have been reported since last December, Sophon said on Thursday.
Of the 10 provinces, severely hit Samut Sakhon will be provided with 820,000 doses, and capital Bangkok and Tak will be given 800,000 and 160,000 doses, respectively, he said.
Another 61 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will be provided for use from June across the country, Sophon said.