The Cabinet has endorsed Thailand’s reception of the donated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Iceland and the donated AstraZeneca vaccine from Germany. The 100,000 doses from Iceland and 346,100 doses from Germany are expected to be delivered within this month.
Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana announced after the Cabinet meeting that Iceland has expressed its intention to support Thailand by donating 100,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, the Federal Republic of Germany will be donating 346,100 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Thailand. The donations from Iceland and Germany are expected to be delivered by October 2021, when 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are also slated to arrive from Hungary to fulfill an order previously placed by the Thai government. Thanakorn said the incoming vaccine doses will augment the efficacy of vaccine distribution nationally.
The government spokesman added that the donations reflect progress made in negotiations to secure more vaccine doses for Thailand, as well as the good relations the country has with European nations. (NNT)