Thailand to purchase first 1,000 doses of Monkeypox vaccine, expected to arrive in late August

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The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is preparing to buy 1,000 doses of the Monkeypox vaccine for injection among health risk groups, expected to arrive by the end of August.

Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, Director-General of the Department of Disease Control, revealed on Monday, August 1st, that the Department has ordered the GPO to conduct the first lot of vaccine procurement.

According to the director-general, one person should receive two doses. The medical experts would determine which groups or people should receive the vaccination based on four factors: Efficiency, Side effects, Epidemic situation, and the Possibility of providing an injection.

“The purchased Monkeypox vaccine is the third generation and is expected to arrive in Thailand by the end of August,” Dr. Opas added.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.