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Expats in Thailand to be given COVID-19 vaccine: CCSA

 

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Thailand has repeated its commitment to give everyone in the country - including expats and migrant workers - vaccinations against COVID-19.

 

Speaking on Thursday, Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) deputy spokesperson Apisamai Srirangsan said that everyone living in Thailand, including foreigners, will be able to receive the vaccine. 

 

"The distribution of vaccinations will include expatriates and migrant workers”, Dr Apisamai said. 

 

She added that Thailand will receive its first batch of vaccines on February 24, with those deemed to be most at risk the first to be inoculated. 

 

People working in the tourism or service sectors or those that are likely to come in contact with foreign tourists would be vaccinated in phase 2 from May. Expats and foreign workers are likely to be vaccinated in phase 3 from June. 

 

Dr Apisamai said the rollout of the vaccine will aim to achieve three goals, including to curb infections and reduce deaths from the virus, ease the burden on Thailand’s healthcare system and revive the economy.

 

Dr Apisamai also said that the private sector will be able to procure its own vaccines, providing the vaccines have approval from the regulatory authorities.

 

Vaccinations administered by the private sector can only be done so at a recognised medical facility, Dr Apisamai added.

 

The news echoes comments made earlier this month by Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul who also said foreigners in Thailand would receive the vaccine. 

 

“The 63 million doses of the vaccination are enough to cover the public, and it’s within our capacity to provide free vaccinations,” Anutin said. 

 

“Our policy is to not leave anyone behind and we must inoculate anyone at risk of spreading the virus, not only Thais. So the vaccines will cover everyone that resides in Thailand,” he added.

 

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3 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

“The 63 million doses of the vaccination are enough to cover the public, and it’s within our capacity to provide free vaccinations,” Anutin said.

That is only enough for one shot?

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3 minutes ago, Somtamnication said:

If it is the Chinese version, no thanks. I would rather be deported!

 

ditto for the Chula version.

 

Hopefully there will be a paid option to get Pfizer, Oxford etc. (not Sputnik).

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Dr Apisamai also said that the private sector will be able to procure its own vaccines, providing the vaccines have approval from the regulatory authorities.

 

No Chinese vaccines (fake or otherwise) for me. But just when will the health regulators get around to approving the likes of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax, and AZ? Based on their current predilection for home-made and Chinese shots and lack of foresight, maybe next winter 2022.

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8 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

to those who want a different vaccine than offered may have to go home, perhaps they'll tie it into visa renewals eventually..

Thailand has already lost most of his western expats and retired folks 

with the strong baht, the insurance requirment and others nice ideas

so yes why not lose the last few still here with another requirment, it makes perfect sense

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"Dr Apisamai also said that the private sector will be able to procure its own vaccines, providing the vaccines have approval from the regulatory authorities."

 

Anyone know all the different vaccines that have been approved to date?  

I don't want the Russian or Chinese vaccines.

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30 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

“Our policy is to not leave anyone behind and we must inoculate anyone at risk of spreading the virus, not only Thais

he's changed his tune.

 

Must have had a well needed kick up the B Hind! 😄 

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13 minutes ago, kingofthemountain said:

Thailand has already lost most of his western expats and retired folks 

with the strong baht, the insurance requirment and others nice ideas

so yes why not lose the last few still here with another requirment, it makes perfect sense

I realize covid has curtailed a lot of travel but interest hasn't waned much if you're a follower of this site at all - the outcry of the ASQ situation alone doesn't lend itself to the idea that Thailand has been abandoned by long termers - hell you can say that about the majority of the world presently.

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6 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

I realize covid has curtailed a lot of travel but interest hasn't waned much if you're a follower of this site at all - the outcry of the ASQ situation alone doesn't lend itself to the idea that Thailand has been abandoned by long termers - hell you can say that about the majority of the world presently.

The outcry comes from the 'last 'hard to die'' , the few thousands with already a GF\Wife\family in Thailand.

 

The other category is the sexual tourists.

 

Honestly i don't see a 3thrd category and in the youngest generations the interest for Thailand has vanished.

 

They have much better opportunities to travel or retire around the world

as a lot of the younger generations have an ecological sensitivity

 

(Of course as soon as it will be possible to travel again,

but few countries are already open without quarantine, like mexico

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/mexico-travel-covid-19/index.html )

 

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40 minutes ago, HaoleBoy said:

"Dr Apisamai also said that the private sector will be able to procure its own vaccines, providing the vaccines have approval from the regulatory authorities."

 

Anyone know all the different vaccines that have been approved to date?  

I don't want the Russian or Chinese vaccines.

Could be worse, it could be the Thai vaccine which is going for trial with a whole test base of 250 people, as opposed to the tens of thousands of people for the Western ones!

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43 minutes ago, HaoleBoy said:

"Dr Apisamai also said that the private sector will be able to procure its own vaccines, providing the vaccines have approval from the regulatory authorities."

 

Anyone know all the different vaccines that have been approved to date?  

I don't want the Russian or Chinese vaccines.

I would get the Russian one without hesitation but would love the Johnson and Johnson  if it proves efficient

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7 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

I wonder what our position will be if we are only offered a vaccine that we really don't want, ie Chinese and we refuse to have it, and no others are available?

 

 

Get the feeling it will be get a offered non-branded Vaccine for free or a vaccine of your choice at a ridiculous price

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7 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

I wonder what our position will be if we are only offered a vaccine that we really don't want, ie Chinese and we refuse to have it, and no others are available?

 

 

It'll be rather like choosing which side of the road you'd like to drive. Choosing to drive on the right side in Thailand may not be entirely wise but, hey, it's your choice.

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14 minutes ago, mrfill said:

Choosing to drive on the right side in Thailand may not be entirely wise but, hey, it's your choice.

 

In Thailand the left side is the right side. Could someone tell our local farmers please they seem to think that suicide is the correct side. 

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Maybe one of the more enterprising hospitals can get hold of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine, I'm not sure I trust the Thais to ensure that your second shot is the same as the first one. 

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1 hour ago, Somtamnication said:

If it is the Chinese version, no thanks. I would rather be deported!

100% agree

 

no way will I be allowing anything from China into my body 

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Just now, Guderian said:

Maybe one of the more enterprising hospitals can get hold of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine, I'm not sure I trust the Thais to ensure that your second shot is the same as the first one. 

 

can you even trust what you are given in this country 

 

sorry but I don't

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may be the least of every ones worries, I guess time will tell if the vaccines available will be effective down the road..

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2268014-exclusive-two-variants-have-merged-into-heavily-mutated-coronavirus/

 

a lot more study is needed but this is the stuff that keeps epidemiologists awake at night.. 

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15 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

may be the least of every ones worries, I guess time will tell if the vaccines available will be effective down the road..

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2268014-exclusive-two-variants-have-merged-into-heavily-mutated-coronavirus/

 

a lot more study is needed but this is the stuff that keeps epidemiologists awake at night.. 

Watch out it's the mutant recombinant version it's time everyone shat themselves again when someone sneezes better stock up on dunny paper!

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1 hour ago, HaoleBoy said:

 

Anyone know all the different vaccines that have been approved to date?  

I don't want the Russian or Chinese vaccines.

The complete list; 

 

1) AstraZeneca 

 

2) Sinovac promised to be approved before the Thai Airways jet carrying it wheels hit the ground. 

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2 hours ago, Kaoboi Bebobp said:

There's this: 

 

 

No Chinese vaccines (fake or otherwise) for me. But just when will the health regulators get around to approving the likes of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax, and AZ? Based on their current predilection for home-made and Chinese shots and lack of foresight, maybe next winter 2022.

They have already approved AZ.

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