Thailand private firms can buy Covid-19 jabs

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Local and private organisations in Thailand have been allowed to procure Covid-19 vaccines. FREEPIK

Local and private organisations in Thailand have been allowed to procure Covid-19 vaccines, according to a Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announcement published in the Royal Gazette on June 8.

The move aims to ensure that at least 70 per cent, or 50 million people nationwide, will be vaccinated in a bid to create herd immunity.

Under Covid-19 vaccine management guidelines, local and private organisations can procure vaccines from government agencies such as the Department of Disease Control, the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation, the National Vaccine Institute, the Thai Red Cross Society and the Chulabhorn Royal Academy.

However, the procurement must be in line with laws and guidelines issued by the CCSA, the prime minister, provincial governors or provincial communicable disease committees.

Meanwhile, both government and private agencies are required to cooperate on data sharing via the Mor Phrom (Doctors Ready) application to “ensure people’s safety and data management efficacy”.

THE NATION (THAILAND)/ASIA NEWS NETWORK