Vaccine production important in Thailand

Because the vaccine is important for the well-being of the people And national security It is therefore appropriate for the country to ensure that the vaccine is necessary in sufficient quantities to prevent disease at present and in the future. It is based on self-reliance by creating extensive cooperation of all parties involved. For the development of science and technology potential Including the management of vaccines related to the country in the long run If Thailand can produce the vaccine by itself In addition to reducing the loss of foreign currency a lot each year There is still the opportunity to export vaccines with potential for domestic production. Can bring income into the country as well The Cabinet therefore approved the policy and the National Vaccine Strategy Plan for the year 2005.

Establishment of the National Vaccine Institute

To be a base for investment and government support, and collaboration between relevant agencies in the public and private sectors to achieve goals quickly By establishing a central agency that has the ability and flexibility to coordinate and promote cooperation between various agencies with a complete development of the establishment. As follows

A. National Vaccine Committee Secretariat Office

In the initial stages The National Vaccine Committee resolved to establish the Secretariat of the National Vaccine Commission in 2002 to act as the secretariat of the Committee.

B. National Vaccine Committee Office

Later in the year 2007, the Department of Disease Control established the Office of the National Vaccine Board internally. To support the mission in accordance with the national vaccine policy and strategy Which has allocated personnel In order to work in various fields

C. National Vaccine Institute

Because the driving force in accordance with the policy and strategic plan is important and the key success factor in the vaccine operation is having a central unit that can support the operation. Promote effective implementation of the policy The Office of the National Vaccine Commission Which is an internal department, still having an ineffective management style There are limitations on personnel. The vaccine job requires a large number of specialized personnel. But this type of agency Not conducive to personnel management and budgets
          The National Vaccine Committee therefore resolved to push for the establishment of the National Vaccine Institute under the rules of the Prime Minister's Office Along with the establishment of an institution that is supported by law To amend the above restrictions And the country will have an effective central unit to develop vaccines for self-reliance National Vaccine Institute Under the rules of the Prime Minister's office Effective as announced in the Government Gazette on 25 March 2010

D. National Vaccine Institute (Public Organization)

Later, The draft royal decree establishing the National Vaccine Institute (Public Organization) was established between the year 2554-2555 by the Cabinet approved on 5 June 2012 and was announced in the Government Gazette on 10 August 2012.
          National Vaccine Institute (Public Organization), NVI is responsible for the management of research, development and production of vaccines. In order to have enough to be used within the country, regardless of normal and emergency situations As well as managing and collaborating with government agencies and private sectors both in Thailand and overseas As well as acting as a center for information development and knowledge creation, technology and innovation in vaccines Including providing academic services and training for a complete vaccine development personnel

E. National Vaccine Institute

At present, the mechanism of vaccination management in the country is still unified. Lack of continuity in the integration of vaccine policies and strategies Systematic mechanisms should be established to promote and support research, development, production, assurance, quality control, procurement and distribution of appropriate and adequate vaccines. Therefore, the draft National Vaccine Security Act was drafted during 2015-2016. The Cabinet approved the draft law on 20 December 2016 and was announced in the Government Gazette on 21 November 2018.