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Delay in supply of AstraZeneca vaccine slows down Bangkok inoculation drive

Supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine will not be enough to serve Bangkokians during the third and fourth weeks of this month, as the Thai manufacturer, Siam Bioscience, has delayed vaccine delivery from June 14 to June 16.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) launched the vaccination drive for the general public on June 7.

Many residents of the capital were given AstraZeneca manufactured by Siam Bioscience and supplied on June 4.

The next lot of AstraZeneca vaccines were scheduled for delivery on June 14. However, the delivery was delayed to June 16, without explanation. This would mean that the stocks available would be less than the doses required for the third and fourth weeks of this month to inoculate Bangkokians.

Published : June 12, 2021

By : The Nation