By Thai Newsroom Reporters
DEPUTY HOUSE Speaker Suchart Tancharoen today (July 8th) dismissed hearsay that lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate have called for a third shot of a coronavirus vaccine.
According to the first deputy House speaker, such allegations may have been based on the recent event in which Palang Pracharath MP Anant Phol-amnuay, chairman of the House Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, gave a news conference which, Suchart said, may have been misleading or misinterpreted about reported calls for a third shot of a vaccine for all MPs and senators as well as all parliamentary personnel.
Suchart, who chaired a recent meeting of whips from the Palang Pracharath-led government, the government parties, the opposition parties and the senators, said the whips had reached no resolution to demand a third shot of a vaccine for all legislators and parliamentary personnel as widely criticized.
The whips only agreed during the joint meeting that active testing for Covid-19 should be conducted with all legislators and personnel once a week at parliament, though most may have already taken a second shot, according to the deputy House speaker.
However, he said people throughout the country might be given a third shot to raise their immunity and stem domestic spreads in near future.
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