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World : Thailand aims to administer 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine a day

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By Linda Khoo Hui Li

BANGKOK, Sept 25 -- Thailand aims to administer up to  a million doses of vaccines a day to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccination drive amid plans to reopen key tourist destinations to fully-vaccinated travellers.

The vaccination drive include giving boosters jabs for target groups who received two doses of the Chinese vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech.

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said Thailand is scheduled to receive 15  million doses COVID-19 vaccines this month and additional 20 million doses next month. 

“Therefore, we hope to administer one million doses a day including giving booster shots to strengthen the wall of defence against the highly contagious COVID-19 variants,” he was quoted saying by Bangkok Post.

On Friday, Thailand administered more than 1 millio

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