Six suffer partial paralysis after inoculation with Sinovac vaccine

Six people, who were inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine in Thailand’s eastern coastal province of Rayong, developed partial paralysis and had to be given medication to dissolve blood clots, said Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, head of the Emerging Infectious Disease Health Science Centre of Chulalongkorn University, in his Facebook post yesterday (Tuesday). All those affected have now recovered.

Dr. Thiravat said that the blood clots might have been caused by a specific batch of the vaccine.

Meanwhile, in the northeastern province of Udon Thani, the director of Udon Thani Hospital, Dr. Ruethai Watthanavinit, was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, raising the total number of infected medics to eight, including three doctors, three nurses, a domestic worker and one patient attendant.

50 other people, considered to be at risk due to their close contact with the infected medics, have been quarantined in “hospitels”, courtesy of the private sector in the province.

16 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the province today, bringing the total number of infections there to 196, several of which were linked to a nightspot. So far, one patient has recovered.

Of these, 105 are being treated in general hospitals with some in intensive care, but their conditions are not severe and do not yet need a respirator.


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