People wait for the first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Thailand begins mass vaccination in a gym at Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, June 7, 2021 . REUTER’S FILE PHOTO
BANGKOK – The Prime Minister is satisfied with the government’s management of the vaccine introduction, particularly the delivery of combination syringes, said government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana on Monday.
He said the combination Sinovac-AstraZeneca and Sinovac -Sinovac-AstraZenca offers 80 to 90 percent protection against the development of severe symptoms and death from Covid-19.
He said these combinations are 70 to 80 percent more effective than just two injections of AstraZeneca.
By Sunday noon Thailand had administered 88.87 million Covid-19 vaccinations nationwide. Of these, 46.6 million people received their first vaccination, 39.1 million their second vaccination, and 3 million their third vaccination. 59 percent of the 68 percent of the population eligible for a Covid 19 vaccination are now fully vaccinated.
Regardless, 70 percent of people in 16 provinces received at least their first injection. These provinces are Bangkok, Phuket, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Nonthaburi, Chonburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Phetchaburi, Krabi, Phang Nga, Ranong, Rayong, Chachoengsao, Trat and Ayutthaya.
Thanakorn said the destination of the Government is to keep the number of Covid-19 patients and the number of deaths at less than 100, as has been the case for more than a month now.
As of Sunday, 7,006 patients tested positive for Covid-19 while 7,591 patients reported a full recovery. There were also 29 deaths on Sunday, the lowest figure in five months.
In April, when the third wave was triggered, Thailand saw 2,035,718 patients, of whom 1,929,497 have recovered.
He said these numbers reflect the government’s success in dealing with the Covid-19 situation and the collaboration of health professionals and the public.
The spokesman said the government was sourcing vaccines to distribute across the country, and urged people who haven’t been vaccinated to get their vaccinations to help create herd immunity.
The immunity afforded by the vaccines will help reduce severe symptoms and deaths while helping to prevent that The country is reopened to tourists as planned.
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