Another 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in Thailand this morning, millions of additional doses scheduled in June

PHOTO: Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO)

Bangkok –

The Chinese Embassy of Bangkok announced an online statement today, May 20th, that another 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccines from the People’s Republic of China have arrived in Thailand during the early hours of this morning.

The status read: “On May 20th, the Sinovac vaccines that the Thai government purchased in the amount of 1.5 million doses have arrived in Bangkok. Currently, China has provided and funded eight batches of Covid-19 vaccines for Thailand so far. The Chinese vaccines will help Thai people fight against the current outbreak of Covid-19. We support Thailand’s fight against the virus.”

Dr. Withoon Danwiboon, M.D., Managing Director of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), added that the GPO has received a total of six million Sinovac vaccines since the first lot arrived in February. Another three million batches are also scheduled to arrive by the end of June.

“Currently, a total of 60 million shots of Sinovac vaccines have been inoculated in 45 countries around the world and are ranked the second most-used Covid vaccine in the world, topped only by Pfizer.” Withoon concluded.

PHOTO: Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO)


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.