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Thailand finally kicks off COVID vaccinations: 5 things to know

King's company Siam Bioscience plays key role despite political scrutiny

BANGKOK -- Thailand's COVID-19 vaccination program officially begins on Monday, one day after Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and a group of health care workers received injections of a Chinese vaccine.

The Southeast Asian country had missed planned rollout dates including Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, and the inoculation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha slated for Sunday morning was postponed due to "paperwork" issues.

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