Thailand approves the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Thailand has given its approval for the emergency use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19.  Thailand will procure 50000 doses of the vaccine in February 2021. This was informed by Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul 

“Now we’ll have to wait for the vaccines to be shipped to Thailand, which we’re speaking with the company about,” Anutin said 

The Bangkok post reports that FDA secretary-general Paisarn Dunkum said  that the FDA approved the registration of the vaccine, produced in Italy by AstraZeneca Co, after the firm had submitted nearly 10,000 pages of its documents for vaccine registration for emergency use on December 22 last year. 

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