Pfizer vaccine arrives in Thailand

Earlier this month, Thailand received good news that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will finally arrive here in July.

The long wait is now over as 1.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines arrived from the United States this morning on 30th July 2021 at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Additionally, PM Prayut also assured the public that the lot will be allocated to priority groups in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Read on to get the full details on the arrival of Pfizer vaccine.

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1.54 million doses of US donated Pfizer vaccine arrives in Thailand

On 30th July 2021, 1.54 million doses of Pfizer vaccines arrived in Thailand at Suvarnabhumi Airport around 4.30AM. This is the first lot of vaccines from the total 2.5 million doses that the US will donate to Thailand in hopes of easing the pandemic situation in its ally country.

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The batch was sent via DHL delivery service.

Images adapted from: Sanook

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and the Minister of Public Health were the government representatives that received the shipment this morning, as reported by Thairath.

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Image credit: @KhaosodOnline

Pfizer vaccines to be allocated to those in most need

According to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the lot will be distributed to frontline healthcare workers and priority groups. He further assured that there will be no cut-in-the-line by VIPs.

The allocation will commence from next month following the plan detailed below:

  1. 700,000 doses to frontline healthcare workers as booster shots
  2. 645,000 doses to senior citizens, women over 12 weeks pregnant, and those with pre-existing conditions
  3. 150,00 doses to foreign residents under the same criteria as well as those who need to travel abroad with Pfizer vaccine
  4. 5,000 doses to research
  5. 40,000 doses to be reserved for the fight against the spread of Covid-19 disease

Currently, the batch of 1.5 million is being stored in a vaccine depot at -70 degrees Celsius.

A hope to the end of rising Covid-19 cases

With 1.54 million doses of Pfizer now in the hands of Thais and a million more to come shortly into the future, we hope to see an end to the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases soon.

While we’re waiting for that to happen, let’s continue to do our part in curbing the spread by staying home and following hygiene protocols.

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Cover image adapted from: Sanook

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