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Thailand approves China's Sinovac vaccine for emergency use
Thailand approves China's Sinovac vaccine for emergency use

Bangkok, Feb 23 (TIWN) Thailand approved Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, paving the way for the country to receive its first vaccine shipment from the Chinese biopharmaceutical firm on Wednesday.

The authorization for the Sinovac vaccine will be valid for one year, according to the FAD approval letter that Anutin posted on his Facebook page.  Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will go to the airport to observe the delivery of the Chinese vaccine, said a government official, who requested anonymity due to lack of authority.  Prayut said on Monday that he may be among the first people in the country to get vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine.  The first Sinovac shots will be administered to at-risk groups, including medical workers, those who may be dutifully bound to make close contact with infected patients and those with chronic illnesses, among others, the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said Tuesday.

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