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Thailand struggles to secure COVID vaccines as new cases rise

Kingdom lags behind regional peers in inoculation program

BANGKOK -- Thailand is struggling to secure enough COVID-19 vaccines for its entire population as the race to acquire doses intensifies across the world.

The kingdom will begin its vaccination program late February when the first 200,000 doses produced by China's Sinovac is expected to be delivered, said Kiattibhum Wongrajit, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Public Health, at a news conference on Monday.

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