Thailand has reportedly received a batch of AstraZenea and the government will be distributing the vaccine to all provinces in the coming weeks, said the public relations department of Nakornping Hospital at a press briefing yesterday at the provincial hall.
The hospital has also admitted to some computer errors which have scheduled some people to take different vaccines with each of the two doses, saying that while it appears that the two vaccinations are from different drugs, this was simply an administration error and that in actual fact, the same vaccine will be used for both doses. It apologises for the confusion and says that it will fix the problem as soon as possible.
The Covid Response Centre also announced yesterday that the vaccine will be used to inject the over 60 as well as vulnerable group first, though warns that not all who registered with Mor Prom in this group will receive the vaccine, as yet. The centre says that there is enough Sinovac to meet the needs at this point and urge the public to sign up for registration on the Wall of Chiang Mai app.
The Wall of Chiang Mai application is only for residents of Chiang Mai, with any other non residents living or staying here being required to register at various vaccination sites.
To reach the targeted 70% herd immunity, Chiang Mai must vaccinate 1.2 million people. To date only 100,000 have been vaccinated with a further 800,000 registered and waiting.