As Thailand prepares to launch its nationwide vaccination program in June health official have announced more doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine will be made available locally.

Some vaccination centres reported on Monday that they had run out of AstraZeneca shots and had only the Sinovac vaccine to serve people.

Health officials also announced they will extend the gap between the first and second doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to 16 weeks, in an effort to inoculate more people faster.

The plan follows a similar decision EU Nations to stretch the gap between two AstraZeneca doses to 16 weeks, which is beyond the 12 weeks maximum interval approved by the European Medicines Agency.

A 16-week interval has not been tested in human trials.

Thailand’s change, from a 10-week gap previously, comes ahead…

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