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BANGKOK – Thailand kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Sunday, with ministers, health officials and medical professionals among the first in line to receive vaccinations.
The first doses of the vaccine, developed by Chinese Sinovac Biotech, were administered to Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who is also Minister of Health, among others at an infectious disease institute on the outskirts of Bangkok.
“I hope the vaccination will keep people safe from the spread of COVID-19 and allow Thailand to return to normal as soon as possible,” Anutin told reporters afterwards.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, 66, was present at…
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