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BANGKOK (NNT) - The National Health Security Board has approved laboratory testing and medication for treating vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) under the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS)’s benefits package.

 

Public Health Minister and NHS board chairman Anutin Charnvirakul said the introduction of VITT laboratory testing and treatment in the UCS’ benefits package aims to instill confidence in the COVID-19 mass vaccination program.

 

He said the Thai government will take care of people experiencing adverse effects after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine recipients, who experience symptoms caused by VITT, can request free laboratory testing at their registered hospitals. They will receive free treatment if they are diagnosed with VITT as well.

 

VITT is a prothrombotic syndrome observed in a small number of people who received adenoviral vector-based vaccines in COVID-19 vaccination programs. The incidence of VITT appears to be rare.

 

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3 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

VITT is a prothrombotic syndrome observed in a small number of people who received adenoviral vector-based vaccines in COVID-19 vaccination programs.

So now it's publicly admitted. 

"If you are the unlucky people who get sick and die, the Government "may" pay your family. 
Farang?  Tough luck outsider!

Actually it's sorta like the US.
In the US in places like Ohio, if you get Lucky you win a bunch of money and then if you get Unlucky you can pay for your hospital if you get sick from the shot.
In Thailand, if you're Unlucky the government will pay for your hospital and if you're really Lucky they'll pay your family if you die from the shot.

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1 minute ago, connda said:

So now it's publicly admitted. 

"If you are the unlucky people who get sick and die, the Government "may" pay your family. 
Farang?  Tough luck outsider!

VITT doesn't seem to have been recorded in LoS yet. We will know in the next 3 weeks, as by chance, there should be a few cases popping up. There is nothing to "admit". The risk has always been there, based on observations overseas. 

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I'm certain I read that govt factored in insurance costs for adverse side effects with each dose. This should be as true for the 'free' ones as for the long-awaited for-pay vaxx.

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