• The Thai government has rescheduled the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccines “16 weeks after the first dose”. This is instead of the previously announced 10 weeks. But they’re insisting the delay to the second vaccine dose won’t affect the efficacy of the vaccine.
The move came following reports that several hospitals have suspended inoculations with the AstraZeneca vaccine amid a shortage in Thailand. The public health ministry says its focus now is “giving the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines to as many people as possible”.
A delivery of AZ vaccine doses to Phuket has also been delayed, putting further pressure on the southern province’s plans to re-open on July 1.
We will publish the provincial totals when they become available early this afternoon.
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