COVID-19 VACCINE PLANS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

3/2/2021 8:49:09 AM

Vietnam has received the first batch of 117,600 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine on 24 February. On the same day, 200,000 Sinovac doses arrived in Thailand. Laos and Cambodia also received 300,000 and 600,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by China in early February.

According to each country’s plan, from 20-80% of the population will be vaccinated until the end of 2021. The below table will summarize the vaccination programs in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos updated in February 2021.

Countries

Vaccine Plans

2021 Vaccination Target*

Thailand

Phase 1 for most vulnerable people : 200,000 Sinovac doses in February and 800,000 Sinovac does in April

Phase 2 of mass vaccinations: 26 million AstraZeneca doses from June to August; 35 million AstraZeneca doses from September to December

88% of the population

Vietnam

  • Phase 1: 117,000 AstraZeneca doses in February 2021
  • Phase 2: 1,2 million Covax doses & 363,000 AstraZeneca doses in quarter 1 & 2 of 2021
  • Phase 3: 8,2 million AstraZeneca doses in quarter 2 of 2021

 

  • Phase 4: 3,6 million Covax doses & 7,32 million AstraZeneca doses in quarter 3 of 2021
  • Phase 5: 14,4 million AstraZeneca doses in quarter 4 of 2021
  • Phase 6: 25,2 million Covax doses in quarter 4 of 2021 & quarter 1 2022
  • Phase 7: 90,5 million doses of domestic or other vaccine manufacturers

70% of the population

Cambodia

600,000 Sinopharm doses in February

400,000 doses are expected to arrive in the next few months

The Government plans to buy 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in 2021

62% of the population

Laos

300,000 Sinopharm doses in February

Laos has been trialing the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and is also in discussions with China about acquiring supplies

20% of the population

(* The population in 2020: Thailand - 69,799,978; Vietnam - 97,338,579; Cambodia - 16,718,965; Laos - 7,275,560)

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