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Anutin 2mn Covid vaccine doses available by April

Anutin 2mn Covid vaccine doses available by April

THAILAND: Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said yesterday (Dec 31) he had secured the supply of at least 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from producers “between February and April”.

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By Bangkok Post

Friday 1 January 2021, 11:45AM


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a signing ceremony to acquire a COVID-19 vaccine from producer AstraZeneca, at Government House on Nov 27. Photo: Government House.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a signing ceremony to acquire a COVID-19 vaccine from producer AstraZeneca, at Government House on Nov 27. Photo: Government House.

He said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday directed him to discuss procurement with all producers that have made their vaccines available.

It was intended to acquire vaccines to help cope with the ongoing outbreak.

“Efforts and negotiations with vaccine producers mean that between February and April 2021, at least 2 million doses of vaccine will be initially delivered to Thailand,” Mr Anutin wrote on his Facebook account.

He had informed the prime minister of the result, he said.

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The prime minister had promised full budgetary support for the procurement.

Preparations would be made to ensure the vaccine was distributed to at-risk people, Mr Anutin said.

He did not say which vaccine it is.

The government earlier signed an advance agreement with AstraZeneca for the supply and production of its COVID-19 vaccine, but supplies were not expected before May.

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Pascale | 04 January 2021 - 11:48:27

"Who get it first ?"  Definitely it will be Thai's who get it first. And that is how it should be. K,if you want a dose,you either wait or you go back to your home country and ask for one.
@JohnC   How much are you willing to bet ? 

Kurt | 04 January 2021 - 10:38:04

A lot of hard calculation and administration work to do coming months. Different Vaccine prices for Thai, and Foreigners. ('Dual pricing') Than, who get it first? The - 1% Sino Thai who own 67% + of Thai wealth/bank deposits ? Or?

JohnC | 04 January 2021 - 09:25:45

Bet all the doses are given to the disgusting HiSo set and all the other privileged oxygen thieves before the people who need them the most get theirs. Disgusting!

 

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