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Ministers, senior government officials first to get Covid-19 vaccine

Feb 28. 2021
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By The Nation

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul became the first Thai person to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province at 7.45am on Sunday.

Anutin was followed by Public Health Deputy 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.

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Chulalongkorn University virology specialist Dr Yong Poovorawan and medical personnel administered the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to the Cabinet members and senior government officials on Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was present as well to oversee the vaccination drive.

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