Thailand approves Pfizer-Biontech vaccine for emergency use

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A police officer wearing a face mask looks on during a preparation of the Central Vaccination Center as the country deals with a fresh wave of the infections after tackling earlier outbreaks of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bangkok, Thailand, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Files

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June 24 (Reuters) - Thailand's food and drig administration on Thursday announced it had approved the Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.

The approval makes it the sixth COVID-19 vaccine approved in Thailand, senior health official Paisan Dankhum said in a statement. Thailand has ordered 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and expects to receive it by the end of the year.

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Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; Writing by Chayut Setboonsarng; Editing by Martin Petty

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