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Thailand to sign vaccine procurement deal with AstraZeneca on Friday

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will oversee the signing of a reservation and procurement deal for Covid-19 vaccine between Thailand and AstraZeneca, a British–Swedish pharmaceutical company, on Friday, said deputy government's spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul.

 

The signing ceremony will be held at Government House. This follows the Cabinet’s agreement to set aside more than Bt6 billion for the procurement of vaccines.

 

She added that Thailand expects to receive the vaccine mid next year.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398557

 

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8 minutes ago, Kaopad999 said:

What happened to the vaccine that Thailand was racing top produce? 

What the one they can't afford the precursors for that they have only been testing on macaques? That one?

 And the fact that the were late out the gate and are now so far down the list for moderna and Pfizer vaccines? So now they have to scramble for another option and go for the astra-zeneca Oxford vaccine that they haven't even signed yet, that most countries have had pre ordered for months...lol 

  Their monkey vaccine will probably be at least as good as the cures for HIV and cancer they developed. 

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1 hour ago, Kaopad999 said:

What happened to the vaccine that Thailand was racing top produce? 

 

I believe Thailand are supposed to be setting up a manufacturing facility for this same vaccine so it can be distributed to the rest of the region and not only be manufactured back in Europe.

 

I'll believe that when I see it.

 

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5 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

only due to the cost unfortunately..

It will be interesting to see if there is a farang price and a Thai price for the vaccine. According to one article I read, cost is about 3 GBP.

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6 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

It will be interesting to see if there is a farang price and a Thai price for the vaccine. According to one article I read, cost is about 3 GBP.

I would certainly hope it would be dual priced, those too cheap could always return to their homeland to get it for free..

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12 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

I would certainly hope it would be dual priced, those too cheap could always return to their homeland to get it for free..

I don't follow your logic, assuming there is any. Is it not in Thailand's interest to ensure as many people as possible are vaccinated when doses become available?

Let's say the cost to a Thai ( subsidized ) is 200 baht, and to a farang it's 10,000 baht. Still comfortable with that?

I had a flu shot recently, 800 baht with a totally unnecessary doctor's consultation thrown in. That's OK., cost to a Thai I would not know. Having said that, if you are prepared to accept any price set, let me sell you my Vios, a bargain at 1.5 million baht.

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