[FILE] A health worker administers the CoronaVac vaccine, at a makeshift clinic in Bang Khae Market, after hundreds of residents in the district tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on March 17, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Free COVID-19 vaccinations stepped up ahead of increased foreign arrivals

Due to an anticipated increase in foreign arrivals, Chinese tourists in particular, everyone, especially the those over 60, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women, those who weigh over 90kg, small…

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2.3 million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be delivered to Thailand next week

AstraZeneca (AZ) Thailand will deliver another batch of 2.3 million doses of its viral vector vaccine to the Ministry of Public Health this coming week and is trying to secure…

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Thai government urged to tell truth about vaccine supply levels to meet appointments

The Rural Doctors Society is demanding that the government, and the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), tell the truth about the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and whether there are…

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DES ministry considers legal action against property firm’s claims about procuring Sinopharm vaccine for Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) is coordinating with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) and the Ministry of Public Health in the collection of evidence, to initiate…

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Thai Govt. approves walk-in COVID-19 inoculation facilities in all provinces

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul approved walk-in COVID-19 vaccination facilities in all provinces today (Wednesday), hoping to inoculate at least 70% of the population. The approval came as the…

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Thailand records 1,940 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths on Sunday

Daily COVID-19 infections resumed their upward trend today (Sunday), with 1,940, compared to 1,891 yesterday. 21 more patients have died in the past 24 hours, according to the update from…

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Significant progress reported in AstraZeneca vaccine production in Thailand

AstraZeneca released a statement today announcing that their plans to produce its COVID-19 vaccine in Thailand have made “significant progress” and that the first batch of the vaccine will be…

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Thailand to buy another 35m doses of COVID-19 vaccine from other companies  

Thailand will procure an additional 35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from other 2 or 3 companies, on top of the 65 million from Sinovac and AstraZeneca, according to a…

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Controversy, delays and now a health scare – Thailand’s vaccination drive stalls again

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s COVID-19 vaccination was again cancelled at last minute on Friday. The cancellation adds another twist to the already-dramatic story here of the COVID-19 vaccine that has…

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Thai PM to be inoculated using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to be given his first shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, tentatively on Thursday, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (Monday). He said…

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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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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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