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Health Ministry insists supply issues won’t affect vaccine rollout


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Thailand’s Public Health Ministry says the country’s vaccine rollout will begin today, with 2 priority groups: the elderly and those with 7 underlying health conditions. The Deputy Minister of Public Health, Sathit Pitutecha, acknowledges that many hospitals around the country have postponed vaccination appointments scheduled for today over concerns they had not received enough vaccine doses. “We are aware of this problem, so we will try to ensure the elderly and those with the diseases who registered through the Mor Prom application get their jabs first. After that, the ministry will deliver the additional vaccines that we’ve received from the […]

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55 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

After that, the ministry will deliver the additional vaccines that we’ve received from from the AstraZeneca company.

Spot the subtle bit of the blame game that the clever Deputy Minister of Public Health, Sathit Pitutecha, has used there … the other thing to blame - as well as the ministry - for the no-show of the expected vaccines? And that's after well over a week, now, of the locally produced AZ vaccine from Siam Bioscience that they're talking about exporting to the Philippines, as per this Reuters report.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/first-astrazeneca-vaccine-exports-thailand-philippines-delayed-govt-adviser-2021-06-01/

Interesting that Sathit didn't attach any blame to Siam Bioscience, the business owned by HM.

Thailand's entire vaccine procurement programme gets more incredible by the day.

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