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Nearly 7,000 organisations register for Covilo vaccine


Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) said on Monday that 6,938 organisations had applied for Chinas Sinopharm vaccine for 3.18 million staff on the first day of registration.

CRA opened registration for organisation customers starting June 14 from 8am to 4pm. It will import and sell Sinopharm’s Covilo vaccine at THB888 per jab. The price includes transportation and storage fees and insurance in case of side-effects.

“To register, log on to https://vaccine.cra.ac.th and apply using the company’s registration certificate with the signature of the authorised person,” said the CRA.

“The registrant must specify the number of vaccine doses they need for their staff and the academy will contact them within five working days to notify the number that can be allocated, the payment method, the vaccination date and venue.”

Sinopharm’s Covilo vaccine is an inactivated vaccine like Sinovac. It has been approved by the World Health Organisation and Food and Drug Administration for use in Thailand. Covilo is suitable for those over 18 years old with no upper age limit. Two doses are required 3-4 weeks apart, and it can be stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius.

Some 65 million doses of Covilo have been administered in 57 countries with overall efficacy of 78.1 per cent and 100 per cent prevention against severe symptoms and death.

Published : June 15, 2021

By : THE NATION