Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, revealed that the Cabinet (Cabinet) has approved the Department of Disease Control. Ministry of Health To be the procurement of the 2019 Coronavirus Vaccine for the year 2022 from AstraZeneca. and agreed to sign the purchase contract between the Department of Disease Control Ministry of Health and AstraZeneca and approve the Director-General of the Department of Disease Control to be authorized to sign such contract
It plans to deliver 15 million doses of AstraZeneca in the first quarter, 30 million doses in the second quarter, and 15 million in the third quarter.
“Under the epidemic situation of the new coronavirus disease 2019 with mutation of the virus causing the number of infected people to increase each day by a large number Therefore, it is considered an important national agenda that all parties must work together to solve problems urgently. including the need to expedite the procurement of additional vaccines for the year 2022,” said Mr. Thanakorn.