February 23rd Thai Prime Minister Prayut said on his social media account on the 23rd that the first batch of 200,000 SinoVac vaccines will be put into vaccinated within three days after arriving in Thailand on February 24.
Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration officially approved the emergency use license for the coronavirus vaccine produced by China’s Kexing Company on February 22.
Thailand ordered 2 million Kohing vaccines.
Prayut said that the second batch of 800,000 vaccines and the third batch of 1 million vaccines are scheduled to arrive in Thailand in March and April, respectively.
A spokesman for Thailand’s COVID-19 Management Center said on the same day that according to the arrangement, the first batch of 200,000 SinoVac vaccines will be prioritized to 13 provinces, of which the largest number will be distributed to Longzaiyu Province and Bangkok, which is currently the most affected, with 70,000 and 66,000 respectively.
The target group of vaccination is mainly medical staff and high-risk groups.
Previously, Prayut told the media on the 22nd that he would go to the airport to welcome the SinoVac vaccine arriving in Thailand on the 24th and was willing to be the first to be vaccinated.