Thai Deputy PM Gets Second Sinovac Dose, Reaffirms Safety Of Chinese Vaccine

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, yesterday, received his second shot of COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac, and reaffirmed the safety of the vaccine.

“I always feel strong and energetic. We take the shots because we want to save ourselves and save others as well,” Anutin said, when asked how he felt after the injection.

The deputy PM was the first Thai to receive the jab, on Feb 28, as the country began its roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Thailand approved the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use last month, and has so far received two batches of the vaccine.

“We have our Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make sure that all registered vaccines have already been well certified and tested,” Anutin said, adding that, the vaccine is considered to be safe, as long as the FDA approves that vaccine.

As of Mar 19, more than 62,000 people in the country had been vaccinated, according to government spokesperson, Anucha Burapachaisri.– NNN-XINHUA

Thailand’s total caseload has risen to 28,277 as of Tuesday, with a total death toll of 92.

 

Source: NAM News Network