Chulabhorn Hospital to stop giving Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines from June 14th

AFP

The Chulabhorn Hospital offered a public apology today (Thursday) to people who have applied for vaccinations at the hospital, through the Chulabhorn Royal Academy channel, because it has to suspend the free service from June 14th as the academy no longer has an allocation of the two “essential” AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines from the Public Health Ministry.

In its Facebook post today, Chulabhorn Hospital also extended its apology to educational institutions and state agencies, which had asked for the two vaccines from the Chulabhorn Royal Academy and the hospital, and thanked all the officials and volunteers who have been helping in the facilitation of vaccination services.

The hospital said, however, that people who have already received the first dose of either vaccine are still eligible to receive the second jab on the appointed dates.

Those who may develop serious symptoms and who are at a high risk of getting infected are advised to get vaccinated quickly, at any vaccination facility, to prevent the spread of the contagion.

The hospital also said that the Chulabhorn Royal Academy will try its utmost to procure more alternative vaccines for the Thai people.

One million doses of China-made Sinopharm vaccine, ordered by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy with its own funding, are expected to arrive in Thailand this month, but the vaccine is not free and no more than 1,000 baht will be charged per dose to anyone interested in receiving the vaccine.

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