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Will this get reversed tomorrow?

Really? - other papers just published (moments ago) that the Health Minister reinforced his statement that foreigners weren't included.  The government really is consistent in their approach to contra

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Did these Thai ministers play to much yo yo and ping pong as children as that's what they have become.

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1 hour ago, Sheryl said:

 

My favorite part of that article:

 

The government is also hoping to procure 5 to 10 doses of Pfizer vaccines to meet its immunization target by the end of this year, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha had said earlier on April 20.  (sic)

 

 

Sometimes when dealing with "breaking news," things get broken... That boo boo appears to have been fixed already:

 

"The government is also hoping to procure 5 to 10 million doses of Pfizer vaccines to meet its immunization target by the end of this year, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha had said earlier on April 20."

 

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3 minutes ago, Soikhaonoiken said:

Talk about Flip - Flopping, it's obvious it's all been a misunderstanding.... 🤔

I think we all understand by now that we're being jerked around.

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2 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Will this get reversed tomorrow?

Didn't we hear this the other day and then the next day they said all Thais would go first ?

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6 minutes ago, Soikhaonoiken said:

Talk about Flip - Flopping, it's obvious it's all been a misunderstanding.... 🤔

The hub of flip flop.

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1 hour ago, friendofthai said:

Of course it is not easy to vaccinate a foreigner. When a foreigner come to a vaccination room, he want to get vaccinated very much. But after that the second personality of a foreigner suddenly appears. The alter ego of the foreigner starts arguing with the doctor. He tells the doctor that Sinovac is a very bad vaccine and he also demonstrates "proofs" from "credible news sources" to the doctor. So the mental hospital stuff and expensive equipment are needed in these cases in order to complete the vaccination process.

Thailand isn't giving Sinovac to people over 60.

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Just now, Jingthing said:

The hub of flip flop.

This would be much more credible if they could keep this same story for at least a week

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1 hour ago, John Drake said:

When you're in line and approaching the nurse to get your shot, the nurse will then see a foreigner and think, "Am I more likely to get in trouble if I give this farang a shot or if I tell him/her to go home?" Wonder what she will decide to do?

Please take videos! Viral youtube riches await.

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The UK Ambassador in Thailand has just tweeted about this after a meeting with the Czar

 

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2 minutes ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

More bad news for the Thailand is out to get all farangs crowd.

It's like a ping pong match and becomes laughable with each and every hit and spin put on the ball. Lots of ooohhs and aawwwsss.

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23 minutes ago, scotinsiam said:

The UK Ambassador in Thailand has just tweeted about this after a meeting with the Czar

Where's Harry when you need him?

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13 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

It's like a ping pong match and becomes laughable with each and every hit and spin put on the ball. Lots of ooohhs and aawwwsss.

I believe the CCSA is the top government Covid-19 policymaking body so this should be pretty authoritative. 

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5 minutes ago, simon43 said:

Why does the government even need to know if the person is Thai or a foreigner?  Vaccination should be purely by health risks and priority workers etc.

 

For the registration app, all that is needed is for the app to allow the registree to click on 'I don't have a Thai ID card number', and then be prompted to enter his/her ID card or passport number, name and date of birth.  That should be fine for their database...

Your forgetting that they need to leave room for their price list! Hence, an Expat App?

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Thailand says foreigners to get COVID-19 vaccines amid access concern

 

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FILE PHOTO: People get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand confirmed on Thursday that it plans to include 3 million foreigners living in the country in its mass vaccination programme to protect the entire population, amid concerns over the scope of vaccine access.

 

"Anybody living in Thailand, whether they be Thai or foreign, if they want they vaccine, they can get it," head of the disease control department, Opas Kankawinpong told a briefing.

 

"No one is safe until everyone is safe," he added.

 

The government has repeatedly said foreigners would be offered vaccines.

 

But concerns among expatriates have been raised in recent weeks, with some venting frustrations on social media about a lack of public information, problems registering or confusion over private vaccine availability.

 

Thailand needs to immunise about 50 million people to achieve herd immunity of about 70% of the population, based on estimates of 67 million Thais and 3 million foreign residents, he said.

 

The country has yet to start its mass immunisation programme but has administered vaccines to mostly frontline workers from its stock of 2.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccines.

 

Its main source of vaccines will be a local manufacturer set to produce AstraZeneca's vaccines after June.

 

Anxiety over vaccines has risen as Thailand as it deals with its biggest outbreak so far, with more than two-thirds of its 336 fatalities recorded in the past month alone.

 

New daily infections have been stable at around 2,000 since mid-April. There were 1,911 new coronavirus cases and 18 deaths announced on Thursday.

 

The health ministry is working on other ways to include non-Thais in the vaccination programme, including via mobile applications or direct contact from hospitals, according to the foreign ministry.

 

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