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Thailand allows private sector to import Covid vaccines

This is on condition that they are given the green light by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has allowed the private sector to import Covid-19 vaccines on the condition that they prove vaccine safety with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Thai news agency reports.

Announcing the green light from the prime minister, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said the prime minister permitted imports by the private sector on condition that they register their selected vaccines with the FDA.

According to the spokesman, the FDA is speeding up the registration process by deploying both internal and external experts to consider vaccine proposals.

The FDA will test the vaccines and evaluate their quality, safety and efficacy before allowing their public use.

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