Sinopharm vaccine for children over 3 under consideration by Thai FDA

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has not yet given approval for the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine to be administered to children as young as three, as it waits for…

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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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Over 100,000 students aged 10-18 to get Sinopharm jabs from Monday

Thailand’s Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) will inoculate 108,319 students aged 10-18 with the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine, under its “VACC 2 School” project, between today and mid-October, aiming to help children…

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To boost or not to boost: The pros and cons of getting a third COVID shot

With the government offering a free booster dose from September 24 and the paid option of the Moderna vaccine available soon, millions of Thais are thinking hard about whether or…

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AZ boosters for those who got 2 Sinovac jabs from March to May to begin on Sep 24

People who received two doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine between March and May this year will be the first to be eligible for AstraZeneca booster shots, starting next Friday…

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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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50,000 children aged 10-18 offered free Sinopharm vaccine from Sep 20th

Thailand’s Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), currently the country’s sole importer and administrator of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, has announced plans to inoculate children aged 10-18, under its “VACC 2 School”…

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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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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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Health workers prepare doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to be administered to inmates at Chonburi Central Prison on June 25, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

5 million more Sinopharm doses to arrive this month, inoculation of children considered

Five million more doses of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to Thailand this month, bringing the total to 10 million, with the inoculation of children aged 3-17…

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Thailand reports one VITT case in 5 million people given AstraZeneca vaccine

Only one case of Vaccine-induced immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), or clogged arteries, has been reported among more than five million people in Thailand who have received the AstraZeneca viral vector…

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Six million more doses of Sinopharm to be procured for Thailand by August

A total of nine million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine are being procured by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), to make up for the fewer doses than expected being delivered…

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5,916 new COVID-19 infections, 44 more deaths in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand logged 5,916 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,498 cases in Bangkok (not counting prisoners) and 44 more deaths today (Sunday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Five…

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Experts call for Thai government to procure mRNA vaccines instead of Sinovac

The Infectious Disease Association of Thailand (IDAT) is calling on the Thai government to procure mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, instead of China’s Sinovac, citing concerns over the Chinese vaccine’s efficacy against…

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Will booster jab offer better protection against variants?

Although only about 10 percent of Thailand’s adult population has had a COVID-19 jab so far, moves to find “booster” doses are already underway. Only two brands of vaccine are…

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Vaccinations using China’s Sinopharm begin in Thailand on Friday

Vaccinations, using China’s Sinopharm vaccine procured by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), began in Thailand today (Friday), starting with 6,400 elderly people, those with disabilities and the underprivileged, who could…

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First million Sinopharm doses delivered to Thailand pass QC, jabs start Friday

The first million doses of China’s state-owned Sinopharm vaccine, delivered to Thailand on Sunday, have passed quality control inspection by Thailand’s Medical Sciences Department and are ready to be administered…

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First million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine arrive in Thailand today

The first one million doses of Sinopharm vaccine, procured by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), have arrived in Bangkok today (Sunday) from Beijing, China, said CRA Secretary-General Dr. Nithi Mahanonda…

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Nearly 7,000 organisations apply for Sinopharm vaccine on first day of registration

6,938 public, private and civil organisations registered for China’s state-owned Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for more than 3.18 million people on Monday, the first day of online registration. Sinopharm will be…

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A guide to Thailand’s 3 vaccination paths    

Adults in Thailand, including foreign expats, now have three paths to COVID-19 vaccination, getting a free shot through government schemes, getting a free shot arranged by the private sector, or…

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Sinopharm jabs to be available in two weeks, registration starts Monday

The first batch of China’s Sinopharm vaccine of one million doses will arrive in Thailand next Sunday (June 20th), according to Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA). Online registration will open next…

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A vial of the Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)

A closer look at Sinopharm, Thailand’s first alternative vaccine

A vaccine developed by China’s Sinopharm looks set to become the first alternative jab available to Thais, as Chulabhorn Royal Academy prepares to import 1 million doses next month.  On…

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One million Sinopharm vaccine doses to be delivered to Thailand in June

One million doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine will be delivered to Thailand next month, the Chulabhorn Royal Academy announced today (Friday), the same day on which Thailand’s Food and…

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Doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at the Biblioteka kod Milutina restaurant in Kragujevac, Serbia, May 4, 2021, in an offer to promote vaccination and contribute to the reopening of cafes, restaurants and bars. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo

China’s Sinopharm becomes fifth vaccine approved in Thailand

China’s state-owned Sinopharm vaccine has become the fifth brand to be approved for emergency use in Thailand by the country’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA). “The Sinopharm vaccine is safe…

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Empty vials of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray during vaccinations of people over age 50 inside Universidad Mayor de San Andres public university in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, May 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

China’s Sinopharm applies for vaccine approval in Thailand

Thailand’s Food and Drug administration (FDA) revealed today (Tuesday) that all the necessary documents to seek approval for China’s state-owned Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine have been submitted, with a decision expected…

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Private hospitals ready to inject choice into Thailand’s COVID jab rollout

Currently, two COVID-19 vaccine brands are available under the Thai government’s free rollout, AstraZeneca and Sinovac, but recipients cannot choose which one they receive. Those who want to select a…

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