Thailand: Vaccine crisis looms

30 Jul, 2018
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Those who live in Chiang Mai might find it a little strange that, during the past few days, Chinese tourists in large numbers have gathered at the city’s various hospitals — waiting for themselves and their children to be vaccinated against certain diseases. News from China that Prime Minister Li Keqiang has called for a quick investigation into the sale in China of 250,000 faulty rabies vaccines has spread quickly on the internet. 

According to reports, Chinese citizens have travelled in large numbers to Hong Kong and nearby countries such as Thailand to have themselves and their children vaccinated. 
This vaccine scare will not disappear any time soon so long as the Chinese government cannot restore confidence and trust among its citizens. 

It is imperative the Thai government check whether vaccines meant for Thai citizens this year have depleted to a dangerous level or not. We must remember that China’s population is more than 20 times larger than that of Thailand!

This entry was posted on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 11:05 am and is filed under Latest News.

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