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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha gets the first AstraZeneca jab in Thailand

Tanutam Thawan

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha got the first AstraZeneca jab in Thailand this morning after a short delay due to safety concerns. A government spokesperson called the prime minister’s inoculation “historic.” The jab kicks off Thailand’s AstraZeneca vaccination programme.

Prayut’s vaccination plans were suddenly postponed last Friday and the country’s rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine was put on pause due to concerns that the vaccine could be related to an increased risk of blood clots.

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, developed in partnership with Oxford University, had been suspended in some European countries after some patients developed blood clots sometime after receiving the vaccine. Only a few patients out of millions in Europe who got the vaccine reported “thromboemoblic events.” Both the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organisation have stated that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

Prayut initially planned to get the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine last month, but cancelled plans after some doctor’s advised him against it due to the lack of research for those over 60. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was the first to get the Sinovac jab.

This morning, media were barred from attending the prime minister’s formal vaccination event at the Government House in Bangkok, but the process was live streamed on the government’s Facebook page. Prayut went through a health check before Thailand’s top virologist Yong Poovorawan administered the jab.

 

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    Phuket Tony

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:58 am

    WHOOP-DE-DOO..!

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    Marco

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Well done Prayut, hats down you’re a hero !!!

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    Timmytime

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    And why did not the PM and the others get the chinese vaccine instead of the AZ, answer, they all had a choice which the thai people dont and choose the AZ since they bloody knows damn well the CCP vaccine is crap.

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    toby andrews

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    His government will likely invent an National Honour for him. I suggest: The most exalted order of the Covid prick.
    And how about a statue?
    Look at his yes men behind him clapping!
    STILL the peasants have to wait until next week for the vaccine.
    Why?

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    Geoff

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    The EU is playing politics against the UK with this vacc.

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    Gosport

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    14 EU countries suspended AZ,They know what is going on.

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    David Mann

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Agreed Geoff. All politics which will backfire. As if the loony conspiracy nut jobs didn’t already have enough ammunition. Now they have “facts” to put on YouTube about the killer vaccines with special microchips that can cause blood clots. Only clots associated with this issue are the people not taking the vaccine. Some will no doubt say it’s their choice and their prerogative . That’s fine as long as they don’t pass it on to others or want free medical care if they catch it

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    The night slasher

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    He should be fed a bullet, not a vaccine.

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    Pedro

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Gosport, EU regulators today shot down the blood clot fears which have prompted 14 European countries to call a halt to AstraZeneca jabs, saying there is no evidence the vaccine causes dangerous side-effects. The European Medicines Agency said it was ‘firmly convinced’ that injections with the AstraZeneca shot should continue, joining the WHO and the UK government in a full-throated defence of the vaccine. This was after Italy admitted that their decision to halt AZ jabs was a political decision and not based on medical fact. Maybe they know better than you as to what is going on instead.

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    Edy F.

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 2:02 am

    Certainly not the real vaccine for Prayut, which is not a vaccine but an experiment killing hundreds of people around the world.
    It’s part of a programmed genocide.

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    Ian

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:36 am

    Should have stabbed the needle right in his heart full of poison but alas nothing would have happened because he hasn’t got one

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    funny coz its true

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Edy F. You are a weapons-grade bellend

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    Nipral

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 6:21 am

    I like his pinkish jacket! Can we find it for men ?

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