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Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to be injected with AstraZeneca vaccine tomorrow




Photo via Facebook/ อนุทิน ชาญวีรกูล (Public Health Minister)

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is set to be injected with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow. He initially planned to get the vaccine last Friday, but suddenly cancelled due to worries that the vaccine could be linked to an increased risk of blood clots.

The press is barred from attending the formal vaccination event at the Government House, but the process and injection will be live streamed on Facebook.

Thailand’s top virologist, Yong Poovorawan, will be administering the prime minister’s jab. Yong also injected Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul with the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine last month, kicking off Thailand’s Covid-19 immunisation campaign.

Last Friday, Prayut not only postponed his AstraZeneca vaccination, but the country’s rollout of the vaccine was put on pause after some European countries suspended the use of the vaccine due to a possible increased risk of blood clots. There have only been a few cases of “thromboemoblic events” out of the millions in Europe who got the AstraZeneca jab.

Both the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organisation have stated that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe. Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration daily briefing, spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun also said the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

“The vaccination programme in Thailand should continue as planned as there is no known correlation between the blood clots and the said vaccines.”



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    toby andrews

    Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Tell him if he is injected in the buttocks it is more effective.
    Will he be awarded another decoration for the injection. I hear he wishes to match the awards that Idi Amin had.

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    Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Who cares ???

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    Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Wow!…Again…this must be his 3rd shot…or is it a lie again?

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    Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I’ll bet it’s100% saline solution…

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:04 am

    @Rob Of course it will be. He’s not that big a fool…is he?

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:51 am

    First…I wonder if its just saline….because I don’t see him taking either the cheap Sinovac or the risky blood clotting AZ…

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Can’t somebody mix it up with arsenic lol

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    Social Observer

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 4:45 am

    Everyone there should be areful. He might grab the syringe and spray it all over everyone. He likes to spray people.

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 9:59 am

    You can’t make this stuff up.

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    He should take the CCP vaccine to show the people that it’s safe but hell noooooo, he picks the AZ one. Not like the rest of the population have the same choice soon or later or very very later.

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