Thousands of people to receive Sinopharm vaccine

More than 5,000 organizations will be awarded the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine in the first phase of registrations.

The Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) announced yesterday on Facebook that 5,199 organizations will receive the Sinopharm vaccine for 476,682 people and that they will get more details within three days.

The update would include the number of doses, how to make payments, vaccine deliveries and the medical facilities where the injections would be given, the CRA said. If the payments were not made, the vaccines would be reallocated, he warned.

Four sectors that received the highest allocations are education (100%), charitable foundations (100%), SMEs (82%) and medicine / health (81%).

The consumer goods service industry made 17.42% of the requests, followed by the industrial and manufacturing sector (14.80%), finance and silver (11.58%) and the medical and health sector. public health (10.82%).

The CRA said it is still reviewing applications from state agencies, local administrative organizations (LAAs) and companies that have yet to allocate the vaccine.

The first phase of Chinese vaccine registration took place on June 14 and 15.

As of Tuesday, 10,011 organizations covering 3.66 million people had registered with the academy for the Sinopharm vaccine and 161 hospitals had applied to be registered as distribution centers.

The CRA has set the price of Sinopharm at 888 baht per dose. The price includes transport, storage and insurance against side effects but does not include service and medical charges.

Under CRA requirements, state or private organizations supplied with vaccine by CRA must render a societal service by donating 10% of their vaccine doses to disadvantaged groups.

Buyers are required to find hospitals to administer their vaccines. These hospitals must be registered and may charge a service fee from these organizations, but not from the vaccinated.

Meanwhile, residents of Muang District in Yala flocked yesterday to reserve vaccines against Sinopharm on the first day registrations were allowed. Thesaban Nakhon Yala had registered to procure 25,000 doses of vaccine from the ARC.

Yoosin Jintapakorn, the deputy mayor, said 12,500 people would get their vaccines within a week if the local authority received the vaccines.

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