Private hospitals ordering 10 million doses of Moderna, expected to arrive by October
Private hospitals in the Kingdom are planning to buy up to 10 million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine through the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation. The Private Hospital Association expects to take delivery of the vaccines by October.
Paiboon Eksaengsri from the PHA says progress was made at a meeting with Moderna importer, Zuellig Pharma. The price has also been set at 3,800 baht for 2 doses, inclusive of fees.
The US-manufactured vaccine was approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration last month, with a total of 5 vaccines now approved in the Kingdom. The others are China’s Sinovac, AstraZeneca, the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and a second Chinese vaccine, Sinopharm.
According to a Thai PBS World report, the government is in talks with Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, with plans to import up to 25 million doses of those vaccines. To date, 6 million doses of Sinovac and nearly 2 million AstraZeneca doses have been delivered. 1.8 million of the AstraZeneca doses were locally produced by Siam Bioscience.
SOURCE: Thai PBS World
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Planing planing planing – when will action be taken
To wait for Moderna Vaccine till October many people die waiting for vaccine , in other countries for elderly over 70 they giving the Pfizer as its more safe for older and vulnerable people, they should have taught long time ago to order bulk vaccines, many Thais and foreigners are going abroad for vaccination as it is going slow here
Ah well, better late than never. The majority of Thais will be vaccinated by then but hey ho….
It’ll keep the handful of Americans happy.
To little to late.
In Laos the make already the rollout with Moderna, Pfizer and Biontech. Moderna already 2 month ago, so something going really if the neighbours like Laos are much faster and with a lot of vaccine variants and in Thailand they start maybe with moderna in October. I know Expats in Laos they got their shots already more than 2 month ago and it wasnt a chinese one.
Just watch in September there will be no vaccines available so certain connected Thais will be able to sell vaccines.
They think they are sooo clever.
“Private hospitals in the Kingdom are planning to buy up to 10 million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine through the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation”
So they haven’t actually bought any yet?
“… many Thais and foreigners are going abroad for vaccination as it is going slow here”
No, not “many”. A quite absurd over-exaggeration.
“In Laos the make already the rollout with Moderna, Pfizer and Biontech. Moderna already 2 month ago”
What absolute rubbish, @Stardust.
The first Pfizer vaccines in Laos were delivered last week and none have been used yet as the first are to be used next week (Pfizer and BioNTech are the same vaccine, BTW), no Moderna vaccines have been delivered yet, and the vast majority of vaccines in Laos so far are SinoVac and SinoPharm, with a relatively few AZ and Sputnik V.
Thailand’s procurement and rollout are inexcusably appalling, but your comments about Laos are totally incorrect.
@Simon Small – you are just talking nonsense and have no clue . I know personaly 5 collegues of me who got the moderna in Laos.
@SIMON SMALL – absolut rubbish, there was no Sinovac in the covax program because it was not approved til a week agow. As we in daily contact because I was also responsible for Laos through development projects from the eu, we are exactly informed about the situation (vaccination status) in Laos and south east asia. The first of ours got Astra the others moderna and Laos is in the covax program and sinovac was not approved til a week ago. You are just a liar or a empty head who write things without any knowledge!
@ Thaiger if you need pics from the covax program in Laos and the arrival from Pfizer vaccines in Laos I can send you by email.
“@SIMON SMALL – absolut rubbish, there was no Sinovac in the covax program because it was not approved til a week agow.”
Uninformed doesn’t even begin to describe this rubbish, @Stardust.
Sinovac didn’t have to be “in the covax programme” in Laos as it was donated by China so not part of Covax!
Your “colleagues” couldn’t have had Moderna “two months ago” in Laos as none had been delivered then – negotiations, which were widely reported two months ago, hadn’t even been concluded!.
You don’t need to e-mail photos of Pfizer arriving recently as they were widely reported, as is that they’ll be first used next week.
This is all widely reported and very easy to verify – repeating it under several reports doesn’t make it any more correct, or you any better informed.
You or your “colleagues” have simply got your vaccines confused – you clearly don’t even know that Pfizer and BioNTech are the same vaccine, FFS!
@small simon you are really a clown you even dont understand that I know people who involved in that and even dont get it that pfizer and Biontech are partners but not one priductions. Pfizer is USA and Biontech is a german company from Mainz which I know, too. So there are Biontech supplies and Pfizer supplies. You have no clue about anything but want to explain the world and facts you are not inside. Pure rubbish again from you. Better stay at yiur stone table!
@Simon Small – you even don’t know the difference between Biontech and Pfizer but want to play teacher! You are really a clown. Clowns advocate Clowns as you usually do and Clowns defends the undefendable.