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50,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in first week of Feb: Anutin

By The Nation

 

 

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The first 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine will arrive in Thailand in the first week of February, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday.

 

The doses are part of a batch of 26 million secured by Thailand at US$5 (Bt150) per dose, said Anutin. This shipment is not the same batch to be produced by local firm Siam Bioscience under a technology-transfer deal with AstraZeneca, he added. More vaccine would arrive in March and April, he said.

 

The 26 million doses are the first lot that Thailand agreed to purchase in October last year, while negotiations on the price for another 35 million AstraZeneca doses are still ongoing. Anutin said Thailand still does not have enough vaccine, since doses procured so far are only enough to inoculate 30 million people.

 

The Health Minister added he had volunteered to become the first person in Thailand to receive the AstraZeneca jab. Dr Yong Poovorawan, a virus expert at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine, will administer the vaccine to Anutin.

 

The other vaccine ordered by Thailand – CoronaVac made by Chinese company SinoVac – is still pending registration in China, said the health minister. Thus, AstraZeneca’s vaccine is likely to be registered in Thailand first.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30401595

 

 

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I bet if the vaccine came from China he wouldn't want to be the first.

Yeah always taking care of number 1 , i would have thought doctors and nurses who are in contact with those that have the virus should be the first to get the vaccine not a politician .

I hope it becomes a lot more than 50 000 a month or it will take 263  years to vaccinate the whole nation with two doses

25 minutes ago, webfact said:

The doses are part of a batch of 26 million secured by Thailand at US$5 (Bt150) per dose, said Anutin.

Be interesting to see how much they sell a dose for!

 

26 minutes ago, webfact said:

while negotiations on the price for another 35 million AstraZeneca doses are still ongoing.

Well this batch should be even cheaper given the quantity! I wonder how much margin they are negotiating?

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10 minutes ago, CraigInBangkok said:

I hope it becomes a lot more than 50 000 a month or it will take 263  years to vaccinate the whole nation with two doses

Bet you will get it faster for (x)xxx Baht at a private hospital?

Expat VIP vaccine.

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1 minute ago, KhunBENQ said:

Bet you will get it faster for (x)xxx Baht at a private hospital?

Expat VIP vaccine.

I was'nt counting us farangs as part of population, but I do look forward to the special price for our superior vaccine.

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i would love to see a world wide trend started by rich celebrities/corporations/media etc....remember the ACL bucket challenge going around years ago.

 

how about a covid vaccine for the poor challenge ??

 

there are thousands of celebrities all over the world in every country that could get this ball rolling. could you imagine the press you would get if you tried to out due your celeb pal by donating more money than they did. 

 

here i'll go first...i nominate apple inc to step up to the challenge and purchase 1 million vaccines for fellow americans for free distribution. 

 

 

 

 

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