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Second batch of China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to arrive in Thailand on March 25

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A second order of China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines are expected to arrive on March 25, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced today. 800,000 doses are set to be sent to Thailand later this month.

Along with informing the Thai government on the expected arrival date for the vaccines, Chinese officials also asked that the Thai government consider vaccinating Chinese nationals who are living in Thailand and establishing of a China Immunisation Centre for Overseas Chinese. Nation Thailand reports “Thailand will continue to seek support for the vaccine from China as a friend.”

There’s also talk of a travel bubble between the 2 countries for those who are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The first batch of 200,000 doses arrived last month along with another shipment of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Altogether, the Thai government ordered 2 million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Jason

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    I have to say I am glad to see any progress in the supply and distribution of vaccines in Thailand and the rest of the world, particularly to the poor. It is the only way Thailand will reopen it’s borders and remove quarantine. Let’s hope by the next high season, things are moving toward normality again.

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    EdwardV

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    So Thailand wants to set up a travel bubble with China so vaccinated Chinese can visit without a quarantine. However vaccinated westerners must quarantine for seven days. Can you say “dirty farang”? China also wants to turn Thailand into a regional hub to vaccinate Chinese citizens from neighboring countries. So hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated people would be pouring into Thailand, yeah nothing could go wrong with that idea.

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    Joe

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Jason, the Sinovac vaccination progress?, or are you being sarcastic?

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    Wayne C

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    LOL a tourist bubble with China . Chinese nationals that I’ve been vaccinated will not need to do quarantine ?
    LOL the Chinese vaccine has a 50% efficiency rate . So in theory every other Chinese national that enters Thailand has not been vaccinated.
    And does not need to do quarantine. LOL
    but the western countries that have a vaccine of a 98% efficiency rate have to do a seven day quarantine ? ? ?
    I’m not the brightest person on earth but it appears to me this makes absolutely no sense.

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    BangkokBen

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:44 am

    “Thailand will continue to seek support for the vaccine from China as a friend.”

    I guess they forget where the virus came from, and where the next one probably will also.

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    Peter

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The Sinovac Vaccine has not yet been proven and people have died after getting this Vaccine. Talk about using the population as Guinea Pigs. Why then had Pryat Can-O-Char put off using Sinovac and waiting for either Pfizer or Astro?

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    Issan John

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:45 am

    “I’m not the brightest person on earth but it appears to me this makes absolutely no sense”

    Probably correct on both counts, Wayne C.

    The efficacy rate refers to the overall protection to the person vaccinated, not the chances of transmission – which is still unknown for all vaccines.

    Sinovac and “western” vaccines have a similar protection rate for serious cases, hospitalisations and fatalaties – 100% protection.

    The difference is in the protection against mild / minor effects.

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