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Thailand secures options to switch to new COVID-19 vaccine which is under development

Thai Government has secured the option to switch to AstraZeneca’s new vaccine candidate which is designed to maintain the high levels of protection of the current vaccine while providing additional…

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A health worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus CoronaVac vaccine at Bang Sue Central Railway Station in Bangkok on June 22, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Short on vaccines, Thailand seeks to borrow from Bhutan

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand, a regional manufacturer of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus shots, is seeking to borrow 150,000 doses of the same vaccine from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, an official said on Monday, amid a Thai supply shortage….

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Thai PM advised to stop the export of AstraZeneca vaccine for use domestically

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha should exercise his powers under the National Security Act to force Siam BioScience, the local producer of the AstraZeneca vaccine, to suspend the export of the…

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Purchase of 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for 2022 approved by NVC

The National Vaccine Committee (NVC) approved today (Wednesday) the procurement of another 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for next year, but withheld its approval of a draft announcement, regarding…

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4.7 million AstraZeneca doses delivered in Thailand, 1.3 million more due this week

4.7 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have been delivered to Thailand’s Public Health Ministry to date, with 1.3 million more scheduled for delivery later this week, as per contract, according…

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First 1.8 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have left production plant for delivery to Thai government

Today, Siam Bioscience and AstraZeneca (Thailand) announced their readiness to deliver the first batch of 1.8 million doses of their vaccine for the mass inoculation due to start on June…

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COVID-19 vaccines update

Full coverage on COVID-19 vaccines reports. May 29, 2021: A closer look at Sinopharm, Thailand’s first alternative vaccine A closer look at Sinopharm, Thailand’s first alternative vaccine A vaccine developed…

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A medical staff member injects a dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine into the arm of a man from the Klong Toey community at a school in Bangkok on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand’s AstraZeneca plan stumbles again as third wave rises

In October last year, the government chose the AstraZeneca vaccine as its main weapon against COVID-19. However, arming itself with AstraZeneca shots has proved difficult, and it now looks like…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha received his AstraZeneca vaccine jab on March 16, 2021. (Photo credit: Prayut Chan-o-cha’s Facebook page)

PM declares vaccination national agenda as he urges all Thais to be vaccinated

Prime Minster Prayut Chan-o-cha, today (Tuesday) declared COVID-19 vaccination program Thailand’s national agenda as he urged Thai people to get vaccinated as many as possible, pointing out that vaccines are…

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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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Cupid’s arrow but no COVID-19 jab for Thais this Valentine’s Day

Amid all the confusion about Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccination plans, two things are very clear: People will not start getting inoculated from Valentine’s Day no matter what top government figures said…

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Public health minister’s clarification of Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine deal

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has acknowledged Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s doubts and reservations over the vaccine deal, between Siam Bioscience and Oxford-AstraZeneca, and thanked him for his…

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Thanathorn blasted for politicizing government’s AstraZeneca vaccine deal

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has criticized Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, accusing him of not being grateful to the “Mother Land” for his alleged attempt to politicize the government’s…

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