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Covid-19 vaccinations for June still on schedule

Neill Fronde

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PHOTO: 61 million Covid-19 vaccines are set for delivery from now until December

Covid-19 vaccinations in June are still set to proceed as scheduled according to the Department of Disease Control. They have ensured that production and distribution is on track, especially with AstraZeneca producing 6 million jabs domestically now. Local production in Thailand is ramping up, with 61 million AstraZeneca vaccines planned to be manufactured domestically by Siam Bioscience by the end of the year. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Health Ministry, and the Division of Disease Control Emergency Situation have all spoke to reassure the public that distribution will not be delayed and production is on track.

586,000 vaccines, the combined total of AstraZeneca and the Chinese SinoVac jab, have been administered so far and the number is expected to surge as mass Covid-19 vaccinations begin across Thailand. The first batches were distributed across all 77 provinces in the nation with over 510,000 people receiving their first shot already. 75,576 people are fully vaccinated, having received their first and second shot already.

Officials are looking forward to AstraZeneca delivering ts batch of jabs in June when large-scale Covid-19 vaccinations will really get underway. Once delivery begins, AstraZeneca is contracted to send 10 million vaccines per month to Thailand for 5 months, from July to November, with December completing their contract on delivery of the final 5 million shots of the 61 million contracted.

Of the 586,000 vaccines administered already, they were mostly split between medical personnel and residents of high-risk areas, with both demographics receiving just over 40% of the injections each. The remaining 20% was split between officials, who received about 10% of the jabs, those over 60 years old, who accounted for 5%, and people with non-communicable diseases, making up just over 4% of the Covid-19 vaccinations.

In Bangkok, a new Covid-19 testing station has been set up and is prepared to test about 3,000 people per day. The station is for Social Security Fund members who believe they are at risk of being infected with Covid-19, and registration can be done online here. The testing location can be found at the Bangkok Youth Centre.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Ian Bromley

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Still on track because it is using imported vaccine supplies. We have yet to see any locally produced vaccines and it will be beyond a miracle if they are on time and in the contracted volume. This would be the first time AstraZeneca has managed this anywhere on this planet!

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    Simon Small

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Two miracles required, @Ian Bromley.

    One for AZ to provide as contracted which they’ve never yet done to anyone else.

    And a second for Siam BioScience to produce any vaccines at all which there’s no evidence of they’re doing so far.

    If it works as reported that’s 61 million from AZ direct plus 10 million a month from AZ produced by Siam BioScience starting in June, so plenty for everyone by the end of the year.

    If it doesn’t …

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    LondonAl

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    The situation is ever changing, the world is about to be swamped with vaccines, Thailand along with everyone else will be adding supply as it becomes available.

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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