Thailand encourages citizens to support vaccine research

Earlier this month, Chulalongkorn University declared a goal to create a COVID-19 vaccine by May 2021. They also launched “Covid-19 Vaccine For Thais”,  a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising ฿500 million (~USD 16,556,017) to build a medical facility dedicated to vaccine production, as reported by the Bangkok Post

Strength in numbers

Polpot Asava Vaccine for ThaisImage credit: Matichon Online

Polpot Asavaprapha, personal stylists to many Thai celebrities and designer of the Initiative’s merchandise, stated “Thailand must stop moving in circles. With a ฿500 (~USD 16.55) donation from 1 million Thais can help Thailand dream”.

Perks for the first 1 million donors

Vaccine for Thai donationsImage credit: Chulalongkorn University 

To incentivise citizens to support the cause, Chulalongkorn University is offering “Vaccine for Thais” offers the first million donors: 

  • Discounted health, home and car insurance premiums – courtesy of sponsors, Viriyah Insurance Public Company Limited and Dhipaya Insurance Public Company Limited
  • First dibs on reserving a dose of the tried-and-tested the vaccine 

Interested parties can register at from 18th December, and can claim their benefits from 25th December . 

Featured image adapted from: Bangkok Post, South China Morning Post 

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