21 May 2024

The first 1.3 million, of the 3.7 million doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine set to be delivered in  January, arrived in Thailand today (Thursday), with the balance to be delivered by the end of the month.

Ordered by the Private Hospital Association through the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), the rest of the order will arrive in two lots, 870,000 million doses this Saturday and 1.53 million doses on January 17th. A total of 5.6 million doses have been ordered, with almost 1.9 million having been delivered to date. The first lot arrived on November 1st.

The mRNA vaccine is one of the two paid options in Thailand, with the other being China’s Sinopharm.

Recently, Moderna announced its own findings showing that one booster dose of 50 micrograms of its vaccine can improve immunity to the COVID-19 Omicron variant 37 fold. If the dosage is increased to 100 micrograms, immunity will be increased by 83 times.