THE PUBLIC Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department is moving to get Cabinet approval for an additional donation by US of approximately one million doses of Covid vaccine with this believed to be Moderna, Sanook.com said today (Nov. 9)
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said it is expected that this second lot of vaccines donated by US will be delivered to Thailand soon because the preparation at that end has been completed.
Whether the additional doses of donated vaccine arrive this month or not depends on when the Disease Control Department submits the issue to the Cabinet for approval and once the green light has been given everything should proceed smoothly, he added.
US had earlier donated 1.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine with this having reached Thailand at the end of July this year.
Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry said this morning that there were 6,904 coronavirus cases and 61 deaths over the past 24 hours taking the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 1,981,685 and since April this year 1,953,632.
The additional 61 fatalities raised the death toll to 19,764.
Another 8,024 patients were cured taking total recoveries since April to 1,838,061 while 97,244 are still undergoing treatment.
Top: The arrival of the 1.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine US donated to Thailand at the end of July. Photo: Amarin TV
Home Page: Syringes with a bottle of Covid-19 vaccine on white background. Photo: Marco Verch professional photographer (CC BY 2.0)
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