Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Order of 1 million Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine doses arrive in Thailand

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Another 1 million Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine doses from China have arrived in Thailand while another batch of 500,000 doses will arrive next week. The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation formally accepted the delivery at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport this morning.

Altogether, 3.5 million doses of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine, known as Coronavac, have arrived in Thailand to be used to vaccinate people ages 18 to 60. People need to receive 2 doses for the vaccine to be effective.

The Thai Cabinet received approved a budget of 321.6 million baht to purchase 500,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine. The next order will arrive on May 14.

The vaccine doses were delivered in temperature-controlled containers which kept the vaccines at a temperature of around 2 to 8 degrees Celsius.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

10 Comments

  1. ‘The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation formally accepted the delivery at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport this morning.’

    ‘Formally accepted’ . . . what, with a trumpet-led procession from plane to heaven knows where?

  2. So far 3.5M doses of Sinovac have arrived and 500K more is being purchased. That’s enough to vaccinate 2.9 percent of the population.

    What about locally produced AZ? Did I miss that story?

    Thailand needs 100M doses of vaccines to provide for 70% of its population. I hope they increase the amount of vaccine sources in a meaningful way beyond 2.

  3. 321m baht for a 50/50 vaccine. Egad!

    Earlier in the week, I was raving about farang not being allowed vaccines, after that idiotic announcement saying vaccines were reserved for Thais first.

    My wife turned to me and asked, “Why are you so upset about not being able to get a shitty vaccine?”

    She was right.

    I’ll wait for a good one. You guys can step ahead of me in line.

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