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Gaybutton wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:02 am
I just realized - you get your second jab in 3 weeks. For me, the second AstraZeneca jab is a 2 month wait.
Apparently a longer gap between jabs is expected to give longer lasting protection.

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Prominent Thai doctor says lockdown measures aren’t working, tighter ones won’t work either, ease them to save the economy and consider an export ban on Covid19 vaccines and greatly boost vaccination program

By Nop Meechukhun

12 August 2021

More Covid-19 infections and fatalities from the Delta mutant will be increased in Thailand if there is no proper vaccine allocation in the next 100 days, a Pulmonary disease specialist of Vichaiyut Hospital stated online today, August 12th.

Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs of Vichaiyut Hospital predicted the Covid-19 situation in Thailand via his online statement that the number of domestic infections and deaths from the Covid-19’s Delta mutant will continue to increase regardless of how intense the lockdown measures are.

The status read: People’s homes have become the place where high infections occurred overall, so some lockdown measures should be relaxed immediately before the Thai economy became even worse. The current measures are only hurting the economy and the people and not stopping the spread of Covid-19. Vaccines are the answer here not tighter restrictions, curfews, and lockdowns.”

“In the next 100 days, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections may increase to 35 million people, meaning that half the country will be infected, and about 30,000 Thai people would be dying if we don’t maximize the vaccination program even further and urgently.”

The doctor advised that the only way to decrease the infections and the hospitalized is to accelerate the vaccination process within the next 100 days to “warp speed”. One major suggestion of his was to stop exporting locally produced Astrazeneca temporarily.

Dr. Manoon continued: “Injecting 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca as the first dose daily for a grand running total of 40-45 million Thai people is a must within 100 days. We cannot wait until the end of this year or next year. When more vaccines are available, then we will give people the 2nd dose. We cannot afford, literally as an economy, or as people healthwise, to keep these restrictions and the current pace of vaccinations for many more months. Plenty of research shows that even one dose of AstraZeneca provides significant protection against Covid19, including the Delta Variant.”

“The major problem we are facing right now is a severe shortage of vaccines,” he added. “Currently, Siam Bioscience has a production capacity of approximately 10-15 million doses per month. However, if Thailand imposed an export ban law, Thailand would have 30-45 million doses of vaccine in the next 3 months. But this would temporarily impact other countries in the region in terms of reducing the amount of AstraZeneca vaccinations. But I believe other countries would do the same as us if they were facing a similar Covid-19 situation as bad as us.”

Such a decision, notes TPN media, would have political ramifications with nearby countries that have an agreement with Thailand to supply Astrazeneca vaccines such as Vietnam and the Philippines.

https://tpnnational.com/2021/08/12/prom ... accinatio/

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Does anyone know where Thai citizens can get Astrozenica in Pattaya? There are all sorts of web sites devoted to registering farang, but I'll be damned if I can find any in English for helping Thais get vaccinated. We'd prefer to avoid Sinovac or Sinopharm, but if nothing else is available, any jab is better than none.

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Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:45 pm
Does anyone know where Thai citizens can get Astrozenica in Pattaya?
https://gaybuttonthai.com/viewtopic.php ... 05#p105005

If I'm paying attention, Gaybutton also got AZN in Pattaya recently.

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Jun wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:16 pm
If I'm paying attention, Gaybutton also got AZN in Pattaya recently.
So did RichLB, but his question was where can Thai citizens get it - in Pattaya? I'd like to know the answer to that one myself. I too have Thai friends that want it, and don't want Sinovac or Sinopharm, which seem to be the only ones available to them in Pattaya. While Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital is currently focusing on vaccinating farang, they have been rejecting applications submitted by Thais and rejecting Thai walk-ins.

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Gaybutton wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:48 am
his question was where can Thai citizens get it - in Pattaya?
Apologies to RichLB. I should read the post properly before replying.

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Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:48 am

While Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital is currently focusing on vaccinating farang, they have been rejecting applications submitted by Thais and rejecting Thai walk-ins.
Boy, has the world changed since this time last year. Do you remember when they were saying that farang would have to wait until the end of the line to get vaccinated. And now the Thais have been placed in that position. Go figure!

Not only that, but I thought farang were going to be charged 3,000 baht??? Everyone I know has received their jab(s) free.

I'm trying like hell to line-up an AstraZenica jab for Jai, but not having any luck. He doesn't want any part of that Chinese crap.

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Dodger wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:54 am
I'm trying like hell to line-up an AstraZenica jab for Jai, but not having any luck. He doesn't want any part of that Chinese crap.
Just this morning a close Thai friend told me Monday, August 16, he and a friend are going to Bangkok. Apparently now there are several places in Bangkok they can go to get the vaccine. They are going to Siam Paragon. At Siam Paragon they are getting the AstraZeneca vaccine.

I think it's a shame that Thais have to travel from Pattaya to Bangkok to get anything other than Sinopharm, but at least for the time being, that's the way it is.

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Gaybutton wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:03 am
Just this morning a close Thai friend told me Monday, August 16, he and a friend are going to Bangkok. Apparently now there are several places in Bangkok they can go to get the vaccine. They are going to Siam Paragon. At Siam Paragon they are getting the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Very much appreciated.

I plan to look into this later today to see if this would work for Jai. It's worth the taxi ride.

Thanks again.

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Dodger wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:09 am
I plan to look into this later today to see if this would work for Jai. It's worth the taxi ride.
I hope so. According to my friend, Thais can get the vaccine in Pattaya if they were born in the Chonburi province. Otherwise, unless they want Sinopharm, they either have to return to their home province (if vaccines are even available in their home province) or they have to go to Bangkok.

Personally, I'm not thrilled with that policy. They live here in Pattaya, they work here in Pattaya, their money is spent here in Pattaya, but they weren't born here in Pattaya. So, they have to travel to Bangkok. Maybe that makes sense to many, but it makes none to me. I'm adding that to my "I Don't Get It" list.

I am also adding to my "I Don't Get It" list the fact that Sinovac and Sinopharm are even kept available when they know neither one of them are worth shit with holes in it against the current variants. If there is a point to giving people vaccines that are ineffective, someone is going to have to explain it to me.

I like the point you made about farang getting the vaccine free when originally we were told we're going to have to pay around 3000 baht. That had not occurred to me, but you're right. I would have been perfectly willing to pay the 3000 baht and I suspect most farang expats would also have been willing, and I'm surprised we were not charged. Free is my favorite price - and that price is rare in Thailand for just about anything . . .

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