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Thailand will go well beyond its target of 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by end-2021

By the end of this year, Thailand will have procured 155.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, far exceeding the 100-million doses target the government had set in April.“Of the total 155.6 million doses, 128.6 million doses are Sinovac, AstraZeneca and Pfizer procured by the government, ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand plans to procure 84.8m doses, aims for 500,000 jabs daily

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Thursday that the government’s aim is to administer 15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses per month. The daily target will be at least 500,000 jabs, and this target has already been exceeded this week.The CCSA also revealed ...

The Nation Reporter

TDRI urges govt to prioritise procurement of high-quality vaccines

The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has said the country is far from ready to be reopened in 120 days as previously stated by the prime minister.In an article titled “Investing in Public Health”, published on Tuesday, the TDRI suggested that the focus should be ...

The Nation Reporter

Vaccine tourism set to spike

Outbound tour operators expect increasing demand for vaccine tourism in the fourth quarter because of the delay in procurement of high-quality vaccines in Thailand.Suthiphong Pheunphiphop, president of the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA), said even if local travellers are able to take outbound trips in ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Vaccination booking fraud details emerge

Corrupt workers who sold Covid vaccination slots at Bang Sue Grand Station slipped up when they registered 2,000 people for inoculation through a gate reserved that day for a few hundred foreigners registered through the Foreign Ministry.The information emerged as police began their investigation into ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Vaccine dispersal key to driving exports

The government is being urged to speed up allocation of Covid-19 vaccines to the manufacturing sector to increase exports, which are the only engine driving the country’s economy.Chaichan Chareonsuk, president of the Thai National Shippers’ Council (TNSC), said the group repeated its call for the ...

Exports seen rising more than 7% y/y in Q3

Thailand’s exports are expected to rise more than 7% in the third quarter from a year earlier and 6% in the final quarter of the year, lifted by higher global demand and a weaker baht, the Thai National Shippers’ Council said on Tuesday.Exports could grow ...

Japan to donate AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Thailand

Thailand’s health minister said on Monday (Jun 21) that Japan’s government would donate some AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to shore up supplies after some early delays in its vaccinations.An agreement would be signed on Thursday with the vaccines to be ...

Thailand’s Vaccine Rollout Gets Chaotic With Cancellations, Dose Shortages

Thailand’s vaccine rollout is trailing its target as a jab shortage and moves to prioritize workers to shield the economy trigger chaos and mass cancellation of appointments.The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and dozens of hospitals across the country have postponed some of the scheduled vaccinations for ...

Govt vaccination website opens for foreigners

A health ministry website on Monday afternoon began accepting registrations in English from foreigners living in Thailand who want vaccination against Covid-19 disease.The Public Health Ministry launched its updated version of www.thailandintervac.comThe website had been previously used for diplomatic staff in Thailand to apply for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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