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Even if you trust those numbers, and I am certainly skeptical, which vaccine(s) were administered?
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Nearly 90% of Bangkok residents get first jab

27 Aug, 2021

Almost 90% of Bangkok residents have received their first vaccine shot against Covid-19, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).

BMA spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said that a total of 6,717,824 people who live in Bangkok have received the first shot, accounting for 87% of the population.

A total of 1,591,453 people have been fully vaccinated, accounting for 27%.

Mr Pongsakorn insisted the BMA's plan to procure alternative vaccines for city residents remains in place but currently the city is being allocated more vaccines including Pfizer's mRNA type from the government for distribution.

He said people who registered for vaccination under the Thai Ruam Jai programme are expected to receive the second shot of AstraZeneca in September.

Dr Suksan Kittisupakorn, director of the BMA's Medical Office, said the BMA is in the process of procuring Moderna and Sinopharm vaccines for distribution and City Hall will increase its vaccination capacity when the alternative vaccines are ready for rollout.

Mr Pongsakorn said the Covid-19 situation in Bangkok is improving due to a high vaccination rate, proactive screening and isolation of patients with the virus from their communities.

He said people have a better understanding about the home/community isolation programme and have quicker access to care and treatment via the programme.

He said Bangkok may see some easing of restrictions to be tabled to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today.

"There are two factors, which are the number of infections and vaccinations. Bangkok has a steady infection rate at 4,000 a day while vaccination is picking up," he said, adding that a mobile unit next week will begin providing vaccines to priority groups unable to register for inoculation.

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I'm not certain quite what this means. Many of us have received a first dose of AstraZeneca and are scheduled to a second dose. Until now I assumed that second dose would also be AstraZeneca. But reading this article, that second dose may very well turn out to be Pfizer. We'll see.
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Thailand to mix and match AstraZeneca, Pfizer doses

by Apinya Wipatayotin

4 Sep, 2021

Thailand is planning to roll out a new vaccination initiative using a mix of AstraZeneca and Pfizer doses next month to combat Covid-19, according to the Public Health Ministry.

Dr Sophon Iamsirithavorn, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said the ministry's Covid-19 operation centre approved the AstraZeneca-Pfizer vaccination plan.

The rollout is expected to begin next month after the delivery of Pfizer vaccine doses later this month, he said, adding the decision to do so was based on recommendations from a sub-committee on immunisation and new local and international research findings.

Under the new mix-and-match vaccination plan, people aged 18 and over will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first shot and the Pfizer vaccine as their second after four to 12 weeks, Dr Sophon said.

The current mixed-dose vaccination uses the Sinovac vaccine as the first jab and the AstraZeneca as the second after three to four weeks.

"The mass rollout is planned for October when we have the Pfizer vaccine," Dr Sophon said. "About 10 million doses are scheduled to be delivered this month."

He said the AstraZeneca-Pfizer vaccination initiative is currently in limited use. The Pfizer vaccine is administered as a second shot to vulnerable groups who received the AstraZeneca vaccine in June, he said.

Dr Sophon said the country is unlikely to procure additional Sinovac vaccine doses following the rollout of the AstraZeneca-Pfizer vaccination initiative.

"We're waiting for the second generation of inactivated vaccine that can fight variants and is highly safe," he said. "We will consider buying this vaccine if children can use it."

He said recipients of two Sinovac vaccine doses will receive the AstraZeneca jab as a booster shot.

Dr Sophon said the country will have 15 million vaccine doses this month.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... izer-doses

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6th Floor Central Festival….They will begin giving numbers at 11AM……Limited to first 300 people

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Was in Central today had a look at the vaccination line….they said they had 300 1st doses I asked a worker there how many people came for the 1st dose he said about 500….from what I saw I don’t doubt it.
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Undaunted wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:25 pm
they said they had 300 1st doses I asked a worker there how many people came for the 1st dose he said about 500
I'd hate to be the guy who has to turn away 200 people.

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