19 July 2024

The cabinet agreed to allocate about 946.3 million baht from the Central Fund today (Tuesday), for the Thai Red Cross Society to purchase one million doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine, for the free inoculation of certain target groups.

Moderna’s representative in Thailand, Zuellig Pharma Company, has offered to sell the US-made vaccine to Thailand at US$28, or 940 baht per dose, plus 26.76 baht/dose transport fee from the US, totalling 966.75 baht per dose. A down payment, amounting to 30% of the total order value, must be remitted within this month and the first deliveries are expected early next year.

The Thai Red Cross Society has been providing support to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic free of charge, such as setting up mobile kitchens to distribute food in many provinces, helping in the setting up of field hospitals, providing free vaccinations and caring for people in home isolation.

The Thai Red Cross Society earlier procured a million doses of Moderna vaccine , in cooperation with several provincial administration organizations, to inoculate people in the provinces, beginning next month.