Thailand will Receive Additional 2.5M Pfizer Doses from United States
Published: July 30, 2021 at 4:49 pm
US Senator Ladda Tammy Duckworth stated that the United States had prepared an additional 2.5 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for Thailand following the delivery of an earlier contribution of 1.5 million doses.
About the COVID-19 pandemic, the senator pointed out that the clause was put in place as a result of the United States government acknowledging that the pandemic has no borders and that a public health problem in one area would eventually spread to others.
The committee administering COVID-19 vaccinations in Thailand has decided to spread it across 3 targeted groups. To begin with, these vaccinations are meant to be taken as a booster for 700,000 frontline healthcare workers. 645,000 excess doses will be provided to elderly, chronically ill, and pregnant women. A third group has been identified as part of the program’s campaign, and they include senior foreigners and people with chronic conditions, and diplomats.
The Department of Disease Control has 5,000 shots to be allocated, and 40,000 doses have been designated to respond quickly in the event of a virus variant spread.
The Ministry of Public Health denied news that just 200,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine will be available to medical personnel.
Furthermore, UK will provide Thailand with 415,040 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in August, according to the most recent post of British embassy’s Twitter feed.
Switzerland will donate medical supplies to Thailand, including more than 100 respiratory aid devices and more than 1,000,000 antigen rapid test kits, which are worth a total of 300 million Baht.
Anutin Chanvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, and Rachada Thanadirek, Deputy Spokesperson to the Prime Minister’s Office, received the donation of medical equipment that came at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday.