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Half a million doses of Sinovac vaccine donated by China arrive


The second lot of Sinovac vaccine donated by China arrived in Thailand on Saturday.

The lot consists of 500,000 doses of vaccine, taking the total doses donated to 1 million.

On Wednesday, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) would import 11 million Sinovac doses from June. This plan was to complement the government’s plan to procure at least 100 million vaccine doses for Thai citizens.

The World Health Organisation recently approved Sinovac on June 1 for emergency use. Vaccines from Pfizer and partner BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna have also been cleared by the WHO for emergency use.

Published : June 05, 2021

By : The Nation