The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand private firms can buy Covid-19 jabs


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”.

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