COVID-19 vaccine donation from the U.S.
Memes and messages thanking the U.S. for the generous donation of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines went viral last week on Thai social media, during the same time as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited Bangkok and praised Thai frontline healthcare workers as heroes.
Appreciation messages sprung through social media in Thailand as the U.S. administration has pledged at least 2.5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine donation to Thailand. The first batch of those formulations arrived in Bangkok late last week.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued an official and sincere message of thanks to the U.S. last week.
Thailand’s vaccine rollout is underway, but like most countries around the world, there is more demand for shots than supply available at the moment.
Meanwhile Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, visited Bangkok as President Biden’s representative and the Med Park Hospital Vaccination Center was one of her stops in the Kingdom.
“This morning, I met frontline health care workers — Thailand’s heroes — as they received their first doses of the vaccine. And I was inspired to hear about their life-saving work,” she said.
“These are extremely tough times here and across the globe. And I want the people of Thailand to know the U.S. will continue to stand with you,” Thomas-Greenfield said.
Photo courtesy of https://twitter.com/USAmbUN/