Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul had said on Monday that Prayut was likely to be the first to get the jab, adding that Thailand has authorized the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on people aged 60 and above, while China’s Sinovac will be used on younger people.
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan is expected to be among Cabinet members who get a jab on Friday.
Thailand’s Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off on February 28, with Anutin being the first to be inoculated.
He was followed by Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha, Culture Minister Itthiphol Kunplome, Public Health permanent-secretary Kiattiphum Wongrajit, Department of Disease Control director-general Opas Karnkawinpong and Education Deputy Minister Kanokwan Wilawan.
Published : March 09, 2021
By : The Nation