Thailand set to boost COVID-19 vaccinations, expects to approve Moderna shots - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • A health official in Thailand said that Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is expected to soon be offered to most of its population, as reported in This is Money.

  • The country has so far administered 1.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and the government has yet to start mass vaccinations.

  • The government expects 61 million doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine to be produced locally from June, but these immunisations, along with those from Moderna, will not be offered free.

  • Thailand has so far approved vaccines from Sinovac Biotech, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, while Moderna sought clearance last month and Bharat Biotech has started the process for registration.

  • Withoon Danwiboon, head of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, indicated that Moderna's vaccine should be approved soon, adding "what we expect from Moderna is its commitment on how soon they will bring in their vaccine."

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