Push for vaccination of Thailand’s young ahead of new school term

With the start of the new school term on May 17th, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stressed the need for precautionary measures today (Friday), to cope with on-site learning, with an…

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Revellers use water guns to spray at one another as they celebrate the Buddhist New Year, locally known as Songkran, in Bangkok on April 14, 2019. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

Any possible Songkran COVID-19 surge will be manageable – MoPH

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (Monday) that he is confident that COVID-19 infections, which are anticipated to surge during and after the long Songkran break, will be kept…

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Skin or muscle? The choice facing COVID booster recipients in Thailand

In a move to reduce side effects from mRNA booster shots, the Public Health Ministry has given recipients three different COVID-19 vaccination options. The first is the full 30-microgram dose via intramuscular injection. The…

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A guide to pediatric COVID-19 vaccine as Thailand’s young kids roll up their sleeves

Thailand’s free mass vaccination programme is finally being expanded to younger kids. From this week, children aged 5 to 11 are eligible for jabs against COVID-19, having braved two years…

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A vial labelled “Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine” is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Pfizer and BioNTech launch trial of Omicron-targeted COVID vaccine

NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said on Tuesday they started a clinical trial to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target…

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Free Pfizer booster doses still available at Bangkok’s Bang Sue grand station

The vaccination centre at Bang Sue grand station in Bangkok has decided to the extend free Pfizer vaccination service for people who have not yet had their third dose, after…

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Pfizer booster after two Sinovac jabs are most effective against Delta, Omicron

Two doses of Sinovac and a booster dose of Pfizer vaccines generate the highest level of immune response against the Delta and Omicron variants, measured at 1,143 Geometric Mean Titer…

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927 million baht paid to over 8,000 people suffering side effects from COVID vaccinations

Between April 5th and December 26th, Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) paid out about 927 million baht in financial aid to 8,470 people who suffered undesirable side effects after…

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Thailand to import 10m doses of Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine for under 12s

Thailand will import 10 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine after the Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) approved its use in 5 to 11 year olds, said Deputy…

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

AZ to be main vaccine for unvaccinated, Pfizer used as booster for those with two AZ jabs

Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) has unveiled its vaccination regimen for the month of January for unvaccinated over 18s and those who have appointments for second doses and those who…

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US CDC panel recommends Moderna, Pfizer vaccines over J&J’s

(Reuters) – A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday voted to recommend Americans choose to receive one of the other two authorized COVID-19 vaccines over Johnson…

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Free booster vaccine shots available at Bang Sue grand station from Saturday

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is offering free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at Bang Sue grand station in Bangkok from this Saturday (December 18th) until further notice, but only…

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Paxlovid, a Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pill, is seen manufactured in Ascoli, Italy, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 16, 2021. Pfizer/Handout via REUTERS

Pfizer says COVID-19 pill near 90% effective in final analysis

NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday said final analysis of its antiviral COVID-19 pill still showed near 90% efficacy in preventing hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients,…

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Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine neutralises Omicron with three shots

(Reuters) – BioNTech and Pfizer said on Wednesday a three-shot course of their COVID-19 vaccine was able to neutralise the new Omicron variant in a laboratory test, an early signal that…

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Thailand purchases another 30 million doses of Pfizer vaccine as booster doses

Thailand signed a deal to buy an additional 30 million doses of Pfizer mRNA vaccine from the United States yesterday (Thursday), to be used as booster shots. The agreement was…

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People waiting for paid mRNA vaccines asked to get free Pfizer jabs at state facilities

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is urging unvaccinated people, who are waiting for Pfizer or Moderna vaccines booked with private hospitals, to cancel their bookings and get free jabs…

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Thai cabinet approves plan to purchase 30 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine

The Thai cabinet today (Tuesday) approved the procurement of an additional 30 million doses of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, from Pfizer, by Thailand’s Diseases Control Department. Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana…

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Registrations for free Pfizer jabs for non-formal education students open Tuesday

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Medical Services Department, are providing free vaccinations, with the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, to students…

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial data shows long-term efficacy in adolescents

Nov 22 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc. said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong long-term protection against the virus in a late-stage study conducted among adolescents aged 12 to 15…

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Purchase of Molnupiravir COVID-19 drug approved

Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday approved the planned purchase of Merck’s Mulnupiravir COVID-19 anti-viral drug, with a budget of 500 million Baht set for 50,000 courses of the drug, amounting to…

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Thailand’s first case of severe side effects after receiving Pfizer jab recovering well

Health officials have been trying to wrap up the analysis of what is believed to be Thailand’s first known case of severe side effects, involving a 12-year-old Thai girl, who…

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Third booster with half dose of Pfizer vaccine as effective as full dose – study

Thailand’s Siriraj Institute of Clinical Research, of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj hospital, is recommending that people who have been inoculated with two AstraZeneca vaccine shots receive a third…

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From Covid to cancer: High hopes for ‘versatile’ mRNA

The coronavirus pandemic has made vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna and the mRNA technology that they use into household names.  These types of jabs are new but researchers have been working for…

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More Moderna, Pfizer vaccines to be procured by Thammasat University, private hospitals

Thammasat University has entered into agreements with two private hospitals to procure seven million doses of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, to be distributed to a network of private hospitals….

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AstraZeneca drug cocktail succeeds in late-stage study to treat COVID-19

AstraZeneca has requested emergency approval from U.S. regulators for its antibody cocktail, the first protective shot other than vaccines against COVID-19, another potential major step in the global fight to…

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A medical staff member prepares a syringe with a vial of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Bangkok.(Photo by Thai PBS)

New vaccine combo injects hope for Thailand’s battle against COVID-19

If you are hesitant about getting a Sinovac jab to protect yourself against COVID-19, here’s some good news – the government is preparing to offer new free alternatives. The Public…

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Medics and health volunteers in Sa Kaew province wear school uniforms to convince students to get vaccinated

To allay concerns among students and their parents about undesirable side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, medics and public health volunteers responsible for vaccinating students in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa…

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Thai netizens fierily debate Pfizer vaccine for students as anti-vaxxers emerge

The Thai hashtag #PfizerForStudents became the top-trending hashtag on Twitter in Thailand for two consecutive days, which resulted in a fiery debate on why some students, dubbed as the Thai…

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A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus for high school students at Prachaniwet Secondary School in Bangkok on October 4, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

‘Mix and Match’ of AstraZeneca then Pfizer vaccination proposed

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will seek approval, from the immune enhancement against diseases subcommittee, for the Disease Control Department to use a combined AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine regimen…

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Voluntary inoculation of school students with Pfizer vaccine begins in Thailand

Thailand’s mass voluntary Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination campaign, for students aged 12 to 18, began today (Monday October 4th). 3.6 million students in this age group, or 71% of the 5 million…

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2m doses of Pfizer vaccine arrive today, student vaccinations start next week

Two million doses of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine arrived in Bangkok this morning from the United States. Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who was at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport…

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Booster with Pfizer after 2 Sinovac jabs generates more antibodies, but immunity drops faster

Antibody levels, generated by two jabs of Sinovac vaccine and a booster shot of AstraZeneca, is relatively lower than two Sinovac jabs and a booster of Pfizer vaccine, but the…

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Health minister denies Thailand rejected 1m dose Pfizer vaccine donation offered by US

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has denied a report that Thailand failed to respond to a US government offer to donate an additional one million doses of the Pfizer mRNA…

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Khunying Sudarat, US Senator Duckworth meet in Washington DC

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, former strategy chief of Pheu Thai Party and now leader of the Thai Sang Thai Party, has met with Thai born US senator Tammy Duckworth (D) in…

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A health worker draws a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a vial during a vaccination event hosted by Miami – Dade County and Miami Heat, at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida, U.S., August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

U.S. FDA clears Pfizer COVID-19 booster for older and at-risk Americans

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 and older,…

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Bangkok schools may reopen in November, 1,500 students given Pfizer on Tuesday

Bangkok’s schools may reopen in November, pending the speed of the vaccination rollout in schools, said Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today (Tuesday), while students with underlying diseases will be the…

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

(AP) – Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key…

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Mass vaccination of Thai students being prepared for reopening of schools in November

Thailand’s Ministry of Education has been making preparations for the mass inoculation of millions of students, aged 12-18, before the planned resumption of on-site classes at the start of the…

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Over 129,000 youths in Thailand infected with COVID-19, number rising

Almost 130,000 youths in Thailand, aged between 6 and 18, were found to be infected with COVID-19 from April until September 11, with 69,628 cases alone in August, said Dr….

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Thailand’s education ministry to inoculate 4.5 million students with Pfizer starting October

Education minister Treenuch Thienthong has revealed a plan to start inoculation of students in all 29 of Thailand’s COVID-19 “dark red” provinces in October, so that the second semester of…

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What children – and parents – can expect from Thailand’s vaccination drive for kids

Children aged 12 and up will soon be rolling up their sleeves for a jab against COVID-19, which has already claimed more than 14,500 lives in Thailand. The Centre for…

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COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, zoning maintained until end of September

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to maintain the 9pm to 4am curfew, the Executive Decree and all existing lockdown restrictions,…

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Empty vials of vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca against COVID-19 (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Fever, dizziness, nausea common side effects of “Mix & Match” of Sinovac then AZ vaccine shots

Fever, headache, dizziness, and nausea are the most common side effects of the “mix and match” vaccine approach of using Sinovac then AstraZeneca shots, according to the Thailand’s Public Health…

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Thailand to procure 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next year

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has announced plans to procure 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next year, to prepare for more mutations of the deadly virus. Deputy Health Minister,…

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Combined use of AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs starts in October in Thailand

Thailand is tentatively set to extend its “mix and match” approach to COVID-19 mass vaccination in October, using the AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine as the first dose, followed by a…

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A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of the Pfizer vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Mueang district in southern Thailand’s Pattani. Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP

Thai cabinet approves budget for another 9.9 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

The cabinet has approved a budget of 4.7 billion baht to procure another 9.9 million doses of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. He also assured that Thailand will be able to…

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“Mix & Match” with Sinovac then AstraZeneca implemented for those 18+

Director of the Emergency Health Hazard Division of Thailand’s Disease Control Department, Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, has announced new vaccination plans. People aged 18 and over, including those aged 60 and…

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Thai FDA asks Pfizer Thailand to seek full approval of its mRNA vaccine

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is urging Pfizer Thailand, the sole distributer of Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine in Thailand, to submit additional information for full approval registration. TFDA Secretary-General…

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine gains full U.S. regulatory approval

(Reuters) – The U.S. drug regulator on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE COVID–19 vaccine – the first to secure such Food and Drug Administration validation – prompting President Joe Biden to make a fresh pitch to vaccine skeptics…

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Thai Doctor given 4th dose with Pfizer vaccine to enter Canada without being quarantined

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) explained today (Friday) why a Thai doctor was given a fourth inoculation, using the Pfizer vaccine, after having received three other vaccine jabs. DDC…

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Hospital director probed for allegedly giving his wife Pfizer vaccine

The director of Chaloem Phra Kiat Hospital, in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, Dr. Champ Suttisrisin, is under investigation for allegedly administering a Pfizer mRNA vaccine jab to his…

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Corruption watchdog asked to investigate Pfizer vaccinations at Bhumibol Hospital

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is being urged to investigate allegedly suspicious inoculations at Bhumibol Hospital, using US-donated Pfizer vaccine intended for medics. Well-known activist Srisuwan Janya, from the Thai…

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Thailand’s slow procurement of jabs and revival of ‘vaccine diplomacy’

The government’s slow vaccine procurement has left Thailand lagging behind many countries – including its own neighbors – in the global race for COVID-19 jabs, say critics. The economic think…

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Pfizer, Moderna seen reaping billions from COVID-19 vaccine booster market

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drug makers Pfizer Inc, BioNTech and Moderna Inc are expected to reap billions of dollars from COVID–19 booster shots in a market that could rival the $6 billion in annual sales for flu vaccines for years to come, analysts…

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Dr. Chawetsan Namwat

334 die post COVID-19 inoculation, 278 confirmed not linked to vaccine

A total of 334 people have died after they were inoculated against COVID-19, but posthumous tests have confirmed 278 cases were not linked to the vaccines, while the remaining cases…

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US authorizes COVID boosters for those with weakened immune systems

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Thursday authorized an extra dose of COVID vaccine for people with weakened immune systems, as the country struggles to thwart the Delta variant. Emergency use…

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Full disclosure demanded over distribution of 1.5m doses of donated Pfizer vaccine

Former Pheu Thai MP Dr. Tossaporn Serirak is demanding full disclosure of the distribution of the 1.5 million doses of Pfizer mRNA vaccine, donated to Thailand by the United States….

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Pfizer vaccine: shot in the arm for Thailand’s medics comes with a dose of controversy

Thais are closely monitoring the distribution of US-donated Pfizer jabs amid widespread concern that so-called VVIPs will snatch the highly effective mRNA vaccine away from its rightful recipients. On Monday, the…

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10 million vaccine doses to be distributed in Thailand in August

10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, mainly AstraZeneca and Sinovac, will be distributed across Thailand in August, with Bangkok receiving 1.25 million, according to the Public Health Ministry. The vaccines…

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Donated Pfizer vaccine passed to Thai government on Monday, some medics eligible for shots

1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the US government and which arrived in Thailand last Friday, were handed over to the Thai government this morning (Monday), with…

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First batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines donated by US arrives in Thailand

The first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by the U.S. government arrived in Thailand this morning (Friday), according to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The 1.5 million doses, of…

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A medical worker prepares to administer a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, in Ashdod, Israel January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel to offer Pfizer booster shot against COVID-19 to the over-60s

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will begin offering a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID–19 vaccine to people aged over 60, a world first in efforts to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, launching…

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AstraZeneca and Pfizer to be used as booster doses for Thai medics – DDC

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be used as a third, booster dose for medical personnel before the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine, after which both will be used, according to Thailand’s…

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Spacing Pfizer COVID shots boosts antibody levels after initial drop -study

LONDON (Reuters) – A longer gap between doses of Pfizer‘s COVID-19 vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels than a shorter gap, a British study found on Friday, but there is a sharp drop in antibody levels after the first dose. The study might help…

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant: study

LONDON (Reuters) – Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed. Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant variant worldwide, though the study reiterated that…

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Contract signed for Thailand’s 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, delivery in Q4 this year

Thailand’s purchase contract for 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been signed, with delivery expected in the fourth quarter of this year, according to Pfizer and BioNTech today (Tuesday)….

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50 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine, more Moderna expected to be purchased

50 million more doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and an unspecified amount of Moderna vaccine are likely to be purchased by Thailand, to address the continual surge in infections and…

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BioNTech produces 10 times more antibodies than Sinovac: Hong Kong study

Hong Kong, China (AFP) – People who received BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine had ten times the amount of antibodies than those given China’s Sinovac, a Hong Kong study has shown, adding to growing…

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Thailand’s continued efforts to bring in vaccines

Since last October Ministry for Foreign Affairs has held consultations with allies and friends to ensure that they will be able to provide vaccines if need be, according to the…

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Are Pfizer shots the cure for Thailand’s COVID crisis?

Despite being the most talked about and sought-after vaccine in Thailand, not a single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech has been administered here to date. The Pfizer jab’s efficacy is impressively high…

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Thailand’s frontline medics to get one Pfizer booster shot from donated vaccine

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) decided today (Friday) to allocate the upcoming 1.5 million doses of donated Pfizer vaccine from the US government to frontline medical workers as…

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Details of vaccine procurement cannot be made public because contracts say so – DPM Wissanu

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam explained today (Tuesday) that details of all vaccine procurement contracts, signed between the country’s Ministry of Public Health and vaccine producers, either for government…

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Israel sees drop in Pfizer vaccine protection against infections

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel reported on Monday a decrease in the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in preventing infections and symptomatic illness but said it remained highly effective in preventing serious illness. The decline coincided with…

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Thai netizens push for inoculation of medics with Pfizer following leaked document on vaccine

Thai netizens are pushing for vaccination of medical personnel with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, following the online circulation of a leaked internal government document, stating that Thailand will receive 1.5 million…

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Thailand’s failure to procure mRNA vaccines proving costly as contagion spreads

Millions of Thais are closely following developments in the country’s acquisition of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines, which are believed to be the most effective against the new coronavirus and its variants….

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Mix-and-match approach boosts immune response of AstraZeneca shot, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) – A mixed schedule of vaccines where a shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is given four weeks after an AstraZeneca shot will produce better immune responses than giving another dose of AstraZeneca, an Oxford study said on Monday. The study,…

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Pfizer becomes sixth vaccine to be approved by Thailand’s FDA

Pfizer-BioNTech has become the sixth vaccine to be approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), for emergency use in the country, said TFDA Secretary-General Paisal Dunkhum today (Thursday). Pfizer’s…

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Philippines signs deal for 40 mln Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 doses

MANILA, June 20 (Reuters) – The Philippine government has signed a supply agreement for 40 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE (22UAy.DE), the head of…

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Thailand orders 20 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for delivery this year

The Thai government has signed a purchase order for 20 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, with deliveries expected in the second half of the year, according to Public Health…

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20 million Pfizer, 5 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses to be delivered this year

25 million doses of Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are being sought by the Thai government, with deliveries expected in the second half of the year, according to Thai…

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Syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine lay on a table at a pop up vaccine clinic at the Jewish Community Center on April 16, 2021 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Thailand to buy 25 million doses of Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer vaccines

The Thai government is expected to buy 25 million doses of Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines this month, while 50 million more doses are to be procured next year…

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Procurement of Pfizer, Moderna, J&J urged to cope with South African strain

A senior doctor, at Siriraj Centre of Research Excellence Management, is urging the government to procure the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines quickly, in preparation for the…

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In this file photo taken on May 3, 2021 motorists make their way past a sign announcing “Pfizer Today” available at the Cal State Los Angeles Covid-19 vaccine site in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

US drug regulator authorized Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds

The United States drug regulator authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12-15 as the country aims to speed up its Covid-19 recovery, while President Joe Biden said this is a promising development…

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Covid jab maker BioNTech to build SE Asia manufacturing site in Singapore

Covid jab maker BioNTech said Monday it would build a Southeast Asia headquarters and manufacturing site in Singapore to produce hundreds of millions of mRNA-based vaccines per year. Construction of…

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Pfizer agrees to sell 10-20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Pfizer has agreed to reserve 10-20 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine for Thailand, expected to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of this year, Deputy Prime Minister…

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Judges wearing face masks wait for the start of the men’s 3m springboard final at the FINA Diving World Cup and test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on May 6, 2021. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Pfizer/BioNTech to supply vaccines for Olympic athletes

US drug giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Thursday announced a deal with the International Olympics Committee to provide vaccines to competitors and staff at the Tokyo games. In a…

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A teenager receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at Clalit Health Services, in Israel’s Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Pfizer/BioNTech seek Covid jab approval for 12-15-year-olds in EU

Pfizer/BioNTech said Friday they have asked European regulators to authorize their Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds, a move seen as a crucial step toward achieving herd immunity. The companies…

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Indigenous nurse of the Misak ethnic group Anselmo Tunubala, 49, inoculates an elderly indigenous woman with a Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 in the Guambia indigenous reservation, rural area of Silvia, department of Cauca, Colombia, on April 15, 2021. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)

Vaccine doses pass one billion mark as global cases top new record

The number of Covid-19 jabs administered globally surpassed the one billion mark on Saturday, offering hope even as the number of virus cases worldwide hit a new daily record mainly…

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PM assures Thai people that government will lead country through COVID crisis

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured the Thai people that he and his government will explore all means to get Thailand through the current crisis, posed by the third wave…

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A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at the vaccination center set up at the University City Exhibition Center and Congress in Coyoacan, Mexico City on March 24, 2021. (Photo by CLAUDIO CRUZ / AFP)

Fake Pfizer vaccine shots on sale in Mexico and Poland

US drugmaker Pfizer confirmed that suspect doses of its coronavirus vaccine that were seized in Mexico and Poland were indeed fake, with doses going for as much as $1,000 a…

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PM insists 61 million doses of COVID vaccines this year should be enough for Thailand

Thailand will have procured up to 61 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this year, which should be sufficient to cope with the pandemic, said Prime Minister…

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Pfizer CEO: Vaccine third dose ‘likely’ needed within 12 months

The head of Pfizer said in an interview aired Thursday that people will “likely” need a third dose of his company’s Covid-19 shot within six to 12 months of vaccination,…

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BioNTech-Pfizer say Covid vaccine 100% effective on 12-15 year olds

BioNTech-Pfizer said Wednesday their vaccine showed 100 percent efficacy against the coronavirus in 12 to 15 year olds, as they eye approval for adolescents to get the jabs before the…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 10, 2021 at the vaccination center in Pfaffenhofen, southern Germany. – Pfizer-Biontech’s coronavirus vaccine offers more protection than earlier thought with effectiveness in preventing symptomatic disease reaching 97 percent, according to real world evidence published on March 11, 2021 by the pharmaceutical companies. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Pfizer jab 97% effective against symptomatic Covid: study

Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine offers more protection than earlier thought with effectiveness in preventing symptomatic disease reaching 97 percent, according to real-world evidence published Thursday by the pharmaceutical companies. Using data…

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A health worker of the Maccabi Healthcare Services prepares to administer a dose of Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccine inside a van in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, on February 16, 2021. Israel is among countries with widest vaccination. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study

The first dose of the Pfizer vaccination is 85 percent effective against coronavirus infection between two and four weeks after inoculation, according to a study published in the Lancet medical…

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Thai researcher describes process and after effects of her COVID-19 vaccination

A person who is inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine can still become infected, so there is still a need to observe strict social distancing and wear face masks until the development…

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Critics inject doubt over Thailand’s vaccine deal with China

As contagion-hit Thailand rushes to register two COVID-19 vaccines, a debate has sprung up about the efficacy of one of the candidates – China’s CoronaVac. Even the Global Times, a…

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Pulmonologist suggests both Thais and migrants inoculated first dose within this year

Thai pulmonologist, Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs, is suggesting that Thailand provides first dose inoculations to all Thais and migrants within this year, rather than half the country being inoculated with 2…

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Indonesia says to start COVID-19 vaccinations programme next week

Indonesia‘s mass vaccination programme is set to start next week, pending authorisation from the country’s food and drug agency (BPOM), as about 700,000 doses of vaccines have already been widely…

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UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

LONDON (AP) — Britain authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for use Wednesday, greenlighting the first shot backed up by rigorous scientific review. The first vaccinations are expected within days — a…

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