Thammasat to procure 10 million doses of mRNA vaccine on previously given mandate

Thammasat University said on Friday it will procure a total of 10 million doses of mRNA vaccines according to a mandate given to it by the Thai government a few months ago.

The only purpose in securing the vaccines is to offer Thai people a chance to survive the threat of Covid-19, the statement said, “regardless of whether or not these operations are supervised by any government agency.”

Thammasat University Field Hospital for Covid-19 stated previously that it had signed an agreement with one private hospital to obtain 2 million doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Another deal was made later with another private hospital to obtain 5 million doses of both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, the statement said.

If the process is successful, some of the imported vaccines will be provided free of charge to the university’s field hospital patients, it said.

The university said it also contacted a vaccine institute in Eastern Europe with help from the Thai embassy, asking for a donation of 3 million doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Thammasat anticipated that all vaccines will arrive by the end of October. However, due to the present difficulties, it does not expect to see all vaccines delivered on time.

In September, Thailand received the first batch of Pfizer vaccine while the first batch of Moderna vaccine is set to arrive in November.

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