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Thai government to purchase a further 35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

 

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The Thai Cabinet on Tuesday approved the purchase of another 35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

 

The government has  set aside a budget of 6.387 billion Baht for the purchase, government spokesperson Anucha Buropchaisri told Daily News.

 

Some 5.6 billion Baht of the budget will be used to purchase the AstraZeneca made vaccine, while 700 million Baht will be set aside for management and distribution of rollout of  the vaccine.

 

The new batch will be used alongside the 26 million doses of the AstraZeneca  vaccine and the 2 million doses of Sinovac already purchased by the government.

 

This means Thailand has around 63 million doses of  COVID-19 vaccines, which is enough to vaccinate more than 50 percent of the population.

 

Meanwhile, the government will continue to source further doses of the vaccine, Mr Anucha said.

 

The news comes as the Thai government announced on Tuesday that members of the public will be able to register to receive the vaccine from early May, before the government’s vaccination drive which is set to begin in June.

 

Previously, the government had said that everyone in Thailand - including foreign expats - will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

 

 

 
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1 minute ago, keith101 said:

The current population of Thailand is 69,915,243 as of Saturday, February 27, 2021,  so 63 million doses is less than 50% not more but this is typical Thai math's that we see here everyday .

 

Pretty sure people under the age of 18 (16?) may not be eligible, now. Not yet authorized for use.

 

And some fourteen provinces haven't had a single COVID case EVER.

 

Not sayin' I don't want to see everyone who is a candidate get a vaccine but let's be reasonable. Getting 30+ million vaccinated would be a brilliant result, I think. I am not a virologist, nor do I play one on TV,

 

 

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5 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

Budgeting the money is all fine and dandy.

 

Need to see a plan.

 

 

This is not a plan.

 

 

And how about an update on the AZ/Siam BioScience scheme?

 

 

 

Supposedly , SB will be producing 10million doses per month from June...which is only 3 months away.

 

Thailand will not be able to vaccinate 30million people between now and then, so why order so much now?

 

...and if the answer is the these vaccines will arrive after June...then something is amiss.

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6 hours ago, keith101 said:

The current population of Thailand is 69,915,243 as of Saturday, February 27, 2021,  so 63 million doses is less than 50% not more but this is typical Thai math's that we see here everyday .

Two shots per person....

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10 hours ago, keith101 said:

The current population of Thailand is 69,915,243 as of Saturday, February 27, 2021,  so 63 million doses is less than 50% not more but this is typical Thai math's that we see here everyday .

 

🤣 that would make your comprehension of current events isn't any better, but this is typical farang that we see here (especially at TV) everyday. Your 69,915,243 people, you included babies, younger children, and people with various illness who aren't eligible for vaccination for obvious reasons.

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Nowhere near enough.

 

Clinical trials are underway now for under 18's with AZ so by June the results will be out, all expectations are that they will be cleared for use in under 18's. There's currently no logical reason why they should not. 

 

Or perhaps Thailand will be relying on the Sinovac rubbish for the remainder? Thailand's "C.P" conglomerate has a 15% stake in Sinovac. Plenty of brown envelopes available there.

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Is it possible to get the vaccine before June? I plan to visit the UK. 

 

Is it available now in private hospitals?

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40 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

Is it possible to get the vaccine before June? I plan to visit the UK. 

 

Is it available now in private hospitals?

It isn't and is unlikely to become available privately before June. But at the current rate of vaccination and decline in cases plus the warmer weather, there should be very few cases of Covid in the UK by June so you can go there free of worry and get your free vaccination while you're there.

 

 

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14 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai government to purchase a further 35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

 

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The Thai Cabinet on Tuesday approved the purchase of another 35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

 

The government has  set aside a budget of 6.387 billion Baht for the purchase, government spokesperson Anucha Buropchaisri told Daily News.

 

Some 5.6 billion Baht of the budget will be used to purchase the AstraZeneca made vaccine, while 700 million Baht will be set aside for management and distribution of rollout of  the vaccine.

 

The new batch will be used alongside the 26 million doses of the AstraZeneca  vaccine and the 2 million doses of Sinovac already purchased by the government.

 

This means Thailand has around 63 million doses of  COVID-19 vaccines, which is enough to vaccinate more than 50 percent of the population.

 

Meanwhile, the government will continue to source further doses of the vaccine, Mr Anucha said.

 

The news comes as the Thai government announced on Tuesday that members of the public will be able to register to receive the vaccine from early May, before the government’s vaccination drive which is set to begin in June.

 

Previously, the government had said that everyone in Thailand - including foreign expats - will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

 

 

 

they could get the china or Russian much quicker ans easy payment terms and cheaper? both are over 85% and it has been proven also been available  6 months  any vaccine now will help the recovery. 

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1 hour ago, edwardandtubs said:

It isn't and is unlikely to become available privately before June. But at the current rate of vaccination and decline in cases plus the warmer weather, there should be very few cases of Covid in the UK by June so you can go there free of worry and get your free vaccination while you're there.

 

 

Thanks. I had expected that I would need it to board an international flight.

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1 minute ago, Neeranam said:

Thanks. I had expected that I would need it to board an international flight.

You'll need to get tested before departure, isolate at home for 10 days and do 2 home tests at a cost of £210. 

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

 

I can't see any chance of the vaccine situation in Thailand being advanced enough to get round that by June.

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16 hours ago, keith101 said:

The current population of Thailand is 69,915,243 as of Saturday, February 27, 2021,  so 63 million doses is less than 50% not more but this is typical Thai math's that we see here everyday .

You forget the minors that don't need to be vaccinated.

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9 hours ago, edwardandtubs said:

Who said anything about imports? The Astrazeneca vaccines are being made here but still have to be purchased by the government. 

 

When are they being made in Thailand?

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4 minutes ago, DLock said:

 

When are they being made in Thailand?

Well supposedly that has been arranged through a contract.  I will say no more in regards to that

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13 hours ago, connda said:

Just curious, but why does Thailand have to import 35 million doses when a local manufacturer given rights to manufacturer the vaccine?  Wasn't the point of "stopping the pandemic in SE Asian" all about granting rights to a Thai company to make and distribute to countries within the ASEAN sphere.  But instead?   Imports.   What's that about?  Just wondering.

Maybe the same situation as Levi jeans being made here but still very expensive. Listen to made in Thailand 

 

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On 3/3/2021 at 9:31 AM, keith101 said:

The current population of Thailand is 69,915,243 as of Saturday, February 27, 2021,  so 63 million doses is less than 50% not more but this is typical Thai math's that we see here everyday .

and not forgetting that double doses are required, and we may even need periodic boosters.

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23 minutes ago, foreverlomsak said:

and not forgetting that double doses are required, and we may even need periodic boosters.


My guess is that, once vaccination of the general population pushes infection levels back below 0.1% again, the annual covid jab will simply be given to the same segment of the population who get flu vaccines every year, and probably at the same time.

There has never been any logical reason to lock down the entire population rather than re-focus the limited resources on shielding the individuals who were actually vulnerable. The human race, through a mixture of modern media hysteria, social media panic, and weak politicians, has been corralled into a stunning overreaction that will be marveled over for centuries to come.

 

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21 hours ago, Bkk Brian said:

Nowhere near enough.

 

Clinical trials are underway now for under 18's with AZ so by June the results will be out, all expectations are that they will be cleared for use in under 18's. There's currently no logical reason why they should not. 

 

Or perhaps Thailand will be relying on the Sinovac rubbish for the remainder? Thailand's "C.P" conglomerate has a 15% stake in Sinovac. Plenty of brown envelopes available there.

83.5% efficacy rate is not rubbish. Looks like CP has bet on a winner.

 

China's Sinovac 83.5% effective: Turkish university

 

If Thailand doesn't want to import more of this vaccine, more opportunity for Malaysia to import more instead. A Malaysian company, Pharmaniaga, is doing a fill and finish process to convert bulk vaccines into tiny bottles.

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9 minutes ago, Selatan said:

83.5% efficacy rate is not rubbish. Looks like CP has bet on a winner.

 

China's Sinovac 83.5% effective: Turkish university

 

If Thailand doesn't want to import more of this vaccine, more opportunity for Malaysia to import more instead. A Malaysian company, Pharmaniaga, is doing a fill and finish process to convert bulk vaccines into tiny bottles.

They didn't mention the study in Brazil

 

Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-55642648

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