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Labour Ministry considers vaccination of foreign migrant workers covered by social security scheme

The Thai Ministry of Labour will discuss, with the Social Security Board, the possibility of procuring COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate over 2.3 million migrant workers covered by the social security scheme….

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A health worker receives the first Sinovac vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus disease at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Manila on March 1, 2021. (Photo by MARIA TAN / AFP)

‘Light’ after darkness as Philippines Covid-19 vaccinations begin

The Philippines launched its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Monday, with health workers, soldiers, police and government officials first in line to get donated Chinese jabs despite concerns over their effectiveness….

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Health Minister Anutin becomes the first Thai to be given COVID-19 vaccination

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul became the first Thai to be inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine on Sunday morning, at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute. The inoculation was administered by…

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Thailand

British-made COVID-19 vaccines from Oxford-AstraZeneca arrived in Thailand yesterday, according to a social media post by the Public Health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul. Anutin posted that 117,600 doses of the AstraZeneca…

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Nine high-risk provinces to receive the first lot of 200,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine

Bangkok and eight other provinces with high incidence of COVID-19 infections will be the first to get inoculated with the first shipment of 200,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine from China,…

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(File) Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul

Thailand to start human trials of locally developed COVID-19 vaccine in March

Thailand will begin the first stage of human trials in March of a new COVID-19 vaccine, which has been developed jointly by the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol University…

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This picture taken on February 2, 2020 in Brussels shows a vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the first Covid-19 vaccination center in Belgium on February 2, 2020 in Brussels, amid the crisis linked with the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

More than 100 million vaccinated

More than 100 million Covid-19 vaccines have been given around the world, an AFP tally from official sources found Tuesday. But none of the world’s 29 poorest countries has formally…

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An virology expert at Chulalongkorn University, Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Investigate every fatality among those vaccinated against COVID-19 – Dr. Yong

The deaths of people who die after being injected with COVID-19 vaccines are not always related to the vaccines. There is, therefore, a need to determine whether there is any…

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File Photo: A researcher at the Chula Vaccine Development Centre shows a tube of vaccine prototype. This prototype is now being tested on macaques.

Good news about COVID-19 vaccines expected next month – Dr. Yong

There may be some positive news about effective COVID-19 vaccines next month, according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, Chulalongkorn University’s well known virologist. He said that several candidate vaccines, with high…

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Thai PM urges UN to ensure all countries have access to COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has urged the United Nations to play a leading role in ensuring that all countries get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, if and when they become…

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