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Thailand aims to get 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine each month

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Thailand sets a target of 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the shape of a picture 1A medical staff took a sample for COVID-19 at Samut Sakhon, Thailand. (Photo: AFP / VNA)

Thailand announced the injection plan on February 11 Vaccine COVID-19 prevention for 1 million people in the most vulnerable group next May and deployment mass vaccination one month later, with a monthly target of 10 million people.

Speaking at a press conference, Mr. Sopon Iamsirithaworn at Thailand’s Agency for Disease Control and Prevention said that the campaign for COVID-19 vaccination in the country was divided into two phases, including from February to May and June to December. .

In the first phase, 2 million frontline health workers in high-risk areas spread the epidemic COVID-19 will be vaccinated Sinovac of China.

The next 6-month period used 61 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine (UK). It is expected that the AstraZeneca vaccine will be produced domestically in Thailand from next June.

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According to the official, about 1,000 hospitals in Thailand are ready to launch the vaccination program. Each hospital can carry out 500 doses of vaccine per day, within 20 days can fulfill the goal of 10 million injections / month.

Thailand plans to vaccinate COVID-19 to about 60% of its adults by the end of this year to move closer to public immunity.

Compared with many other countries around the world, the rate of COVID-19 infection per total population in Thailand is relatively low.

To date, Thailand has recorded 80 deaths out of a total of more than 24,000 cases. About 80% of cases are detected in the past two months./.

Phan An (VNA / Vietnam +)

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