The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that Thailand’s vaccine stock will exceed 125 million doses by the end of the year, as vaccination accelerates in all segments of the population.
Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said security of vaccine supply and a constant rate of immunization were essential to restart the economy. The nationwide vaccination campaign is accelerating as more vaccines arrive and the rollout will be accelerated to cover all segments of the population so the country can return to normal.
He said the first shots now covered 44.45% of the population and 57.44% of target groups. A total of 16.6 million people, or 23.9% of the population, received two injections. Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccinations topped 50 million doses after a record 1.44 million was administered on Friday.
Meanwhile, Thai Ambassador to the United States, HE Manasvi Srisodapol, said U.S. officials will convene a meeting of the Thai-American task force next week, to discuss how to proceed with the U.S. donation of one million additional doses of vaccine to Thailand. Previously, the group had met to discuss the delivery of the first batch of 1.5 million doses donated by the United States. (NNT)