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Donated jabs ‘for workers’

Donated jabs ‘for workers’

No VIP priority for incoming Pfizer jabs

The Public Health Ministry said no less than 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine donated by the United States will be allocated to frontline health workers, before insisting no VIPs will be allowed to bypass the system to acquire the jabs.

A spokesman for the ministry, Rungrueng Kijphati, on Sunday dismissed rumours which claimed that only 200,000 doses out of the 1.5 million Pfizer jabs donated by the US will be distributed to frontline medical workers.

While most of Thailand’s estimated 700,000 frontline health workers have received two Covid-19 jabs by Sinovac, many aren’t confident in the vaccine’s efficacy against the Delta variant, first detected in India and which is currently dominating…

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