Thailand inoculates expats; foreign tourists wait for surplus vaccines

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Press Briefing of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on September 15, 2021.
  • From February 28 to September 14, 2021, Thailand has already administered over 41.6 million doses of vaccines. Of this number, 694,076 doses have been administered yesterday
  • COVID-19 situations in Thailand (+13,798)



  • The Thai government will soon be procuring 449,500 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from the European Union via Spain. The vaccines are expected to arrive Thailand by the end of September
  • The Thai Red Cross Society and Chulabhorn Royal Academy will import at least 9 million doses of Moderna vaccines as a booster dose. This vaccine campaign is funded by the government and will therefore be offered free of charge

  • CCSA says there are not enough vaccines to support vaccination for international tourists as of now. However, the Thai government will continue to vaccinate foreign nationals living in Thailand on a long term
  • The Department of Medical Services (DMS) has found that 10-20% of Thai COVID-19 patients



  • are suffering a post-infection syndrome, also known as ‘long COVID’, after their initial recovery
  • Phuket is now be able to contain local transmission, thanks to the competency of Thailand’s Public Health Administration (NNT)