23 Feb, 2021 23:45 am

Jab arrivals signal new dawn

Jab arrivals signal new dawn
The first 317,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac and AstraZeneca will arrive in Thailand on Wednesday, with 200,000 of them to be distributed to the 13 provinces considered to be the highest-risk zones.

"It's important that Gen Prayut takes the first Covid-19 vaccine shot because he is the country's leader."Gen Prayut will receive the vaccine that has no age restrictions -- AstraZeneca." A Government House source said Gen Prayut was scheduled to be vaccinated at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute on Saturday.Mr Anutin apparently wanted to clear up any confusion caused on Monday, when Gen Prayut declared he would take the first shot to boost public confidence in the vaccine.

Since Gen Prayut is 67, that vaccine would seem to be unsuitable for him.The rest of the vaccines for Thais in 2021 will be AstraZeneca's, made locally by Siam Bioscience, with 26 million doses to be available from May to June and another 35 million doses afterwards, according to Gen Prayut's Facebook page.

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