11 July 2024

Thailand’s Private Hospital Association (PHA) is seeking to purchase up to 10 million doses of the US made Moderna vaccine, through the country’s Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), with deliveries expected by October.

PHA President Paiboon Eksaengsri said yesterday (Sunday) that the association has discussed the purchase with Zuellig Pharma, a firm importing the Moderna vaccine, and progressis being made.

A PHA meeting today has agreed to the prices – 1,900 Baht for one dose and two doses for 3,800.

Last month, Moderna became the fourth vaccine to be approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA). There are five brands approved to date, with China’s Sinopharm being the latest. The others are Sinovac’s CoronaVac, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

On Friday (June 4th), the Disease Control Department announced that the government is also in talks with representatives of Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, to import up to 25 million doses.

Six million doses of Sinovac vaccine and almost two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, 1.8 million of which were locally produced by Siam Bioscience, have been delivered to date.