Additional 35 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine ordered in Thailand

Thailand Prime Minister Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said that the nation will procure a further 35 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

“Today, we made an additional order with AstraZenca for 35 million doses,” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a briefing 

The country will receive delivery from AstraZeneca ahead of schedule before the second quarter, Kiattaphum Wongrachit, permanent health secretary, said in a statement. 

“There is a budget of 1.22 billion baht (US$40.7 million) for procurement of the 2 million doses,” he said, adding 1.8 million doses will be delivered by April. 

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