PM volunteers for first shot - Bangkok Post

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PM volunteers for first shot - Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday announced he is ready to be the first Thai to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in a bid to boost public confidence in the China-made vaccine.

"I will if I can...and I'm ready for the jab," the prime minister said on Monday in response to media questions if he would be the first to be inoculated.

The prime minister's wish may not be granted, however, after health experts announced that priority will be decided according to age.

Dr Sopon Iamsirithaworn, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said on Monday that Sinovac's vaccine is only recommended for those aged 18-59 due to insufficient data to support its efficacy among those who are younger or older.

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