Thailand expects to have its own COVID-19 vaccine next year

Spokesperson of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, in his press briefing on 20 May 2020, stated that Thailand expects to produce its own coronavirus vaccine next year.

Known as COVID-19 type mRNA, the vaccine is being developed in a research project, conducted jointly by Chulalongkorn University, the National Vaccine Institute, and the Department of Medical Sciences. The vaccine candidate had been tested successfully in mice and will be tested in monkeys next week.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed relevant agencies to accelerate the vaccine development process, hoping that Thailand would be one of the first to have an effective vaccine for sufficient use.

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