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Thai insurers sell policies for COVID vaccine side effects

Companies spy new market with start of paid vaccines at private hospitals

 A poll conducted by an institute under Thailand's Public Health Ministry found that only 55% of respondents were willing to be vaccinated.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Non-life insurance companies in Thailand are competing to launch new policies that cover COVID-19 vaccine side effects, offering compensation and medical treatment for policyholders, as many Thais are concerned about side effects from the shots.

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