306,580 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on first day of mass vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Site at The Mall Bangkapi, Bangkok

COVID-19 Vaccination Site at The Mall Bangkapi, Bangkok. Photo: The Mall Group.

306,580 people across Thailand were inoculated against COVID-19 today (Monday) as the country kicked off the mass vaccination operation, to contain the spread of the pandemic, which has infected a total of 151,023 people during the third wave, which started on April 1st this year.

While the prime minister had said, earlier today, that a contract had been signed for the purchase of 25 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that the Ministry of Public Health is “expected to sign term sheets” for the procurement of 20 million doses of Pfizer and just five million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines later this week.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World

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