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Private hospitals in Thailand say they are ordering 5 million Moderna vaccine doses for paying clients who may want a different vaccine brand. Thailand’s Private Hospital Association, which includes more than 200 private hospitals, is reviewing orders for the vaccine from its members and will order the vaccines through the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation. Officials say private hospitals will offer the two shots of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for a maximum of 3,000 baht total. Thailand approved the Moderna vaccine for local use on May 13, making it the 4th vaccine to be approved by the FDA, after the AstraZeneca, Sinovac, […]

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There's something about this report that leaves me sick to the stomach. Could it be that in every civilised country that I'm aware of, Covid vaccination has been carried out as a government health authority provision and, since vaccination was an essential component of each country's battle to overcome the Covid threat, it was free-of-charge? It was simply an essential part of the battle, a battle which, it seems, Prayut and/or Anutin are reluctant to engage in.

Why is it that private hospitals are having to do what the seemingly impoverished Thai government has avoided doing?

Answers, anyone?

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Price?

I mean both the phizer and Moderna vaccines are quite expensive (even after their massive subsidies, they still want to make a killing ??)

Whereas aztrazenica basically are giving the vaccine away at cost, and I don't know about the chinese vaccine, but apparently vaccine diplomacy is a thing that both China and Russia is doing to doing by cheaply offering their vaccine to gain political allies...

Choose your poison.

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