Anti-COVID nasal spray to be available from October 1st

An anti-COVID nasal spray, an innovation jointly developed by Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and Hibiocy Company, will…

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A guide to Thailand’s COVID vaccination drive among babies and young kids

The youngest possible segment of the Thai population – aged from six months up to five years old – will soon be able to get COVID-19 jabs as the government…

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

Thai FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months -5 years

COVID-19 vaccine in vials with maroon caps, developed by Pfizer, are now approved for use in children aged 6 months to 5 years, with 3 injections of 3µg per dose….

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[FILE IMAGE] A health worker displays a vial of polio vaccine during a government-run vaccination drive in Manila on October 14, 2019 (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

London children to be offered polio booster as samples found

Around one million children in London will be offered a polio booster vaccine after the virus was detected in sewage samples across the capital, health officials said Wednesday. “Following the…

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Thai Medical Sciences Dept to test efficacy of smallpox vaccine on monkeypox virus

The Thai Department of Medical Sciences plans to test the immune response of people inoculated against smallpox to the monkeypox virus in specimens taken from the infected Nigerian, Thailand’s first…

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Free COVID booster shots on offer for all at Bang Sue vaccination centre

The Bang Sue vaccination centre is offering free booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for Thais and non-Thais from Monday July 11th until end of this month. Those interested…

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US approves Covid vaccines for youngest kids

US health authorities on Saturday cleared the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five and younger, in a move President Joe Biden greeted as a “monumental step” in the fight against…

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Walk-in vaccination services launched at all of Thailand’s sub-district hospitals

In an attempt to get about 16 million people their booster COVID-19 vaccine shots, sub-district (Tambon) health promotion hospitals will provide free walk-in vaccination services to members of the public…

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Thailand asks for smallpox vaccine from WHO

Thailand has asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) for support in providing smallpox vaccine, as a precautionary measure against Monkeypox, now that the country has eased travel restrictions for overseas…

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Pfizer/BioNTech say 3 COVID shots elicit good response in children under 5

(Reuters) – Drugmakers Pfizer Inc PFE.N and BioNTech SE 22UAy.DE said on Monday that three doses of their COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children under age 5 and was safe and well-tolerated in their clinical trial. The companies said they plan to soon…

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Thai FDA approves use of Covovax and Spikevax vaccines in younger people

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has approved the extended use of India’s Covovax (Novavax formulation) to cover those aged 12 to 17, instead of 18 and older, and the…

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Choice of vaccine now available at Bangkok’s Bang Sue vaccination centre

People who want to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Central Vaccination Centre at Bang Sue grand station in Bangkok can now choose the vaccine type. Those getting booster shots…

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Government in no rush to end ‘Thailand Pass’ scheme, boosters may be required

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that Thailand must proceed cautiously before scrapping the “Thailand Pass” scheme, as is being demanded by the private sector, to make sure that there…

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Parents urged to protect young children against COVID-19 amid deaths of Under 5s

Prominent Thai virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan is urging parents of children under 5 to take special care of them by protecting them from COVID-19 infection, citing the death toll among…

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Some unvaccinated, those with allergies to get protein subunit vaccine

COVAVAX protein subunit vaccine will be administered to some unvaccinated people and those who are allergic to other vaccines, said Thailand’s Disease Control Department Director-General Opart Karnkawinpong, as Thailand formally…

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฿211 million approved for study of Thailand’s first plant-based COVID vaccine

The cabinet approved a 211 million baht budget today (Tuesday) for a study of the safety and efficacy of a plant-based candidate sub-unit vaccine in boosting the body’s immune response…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 100 for three consecutive days

The death toll from COVID-19 exceeded 100 for three days in a row on today (Tuesday), with people who are over 60, those suffering from certain underlying diseases and pregnant…

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Thai Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn indicted on lèse majesté charge

Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was indicted by public prosecutors on a lèse majesté charge and for violations of the Computer Crime Act today (Monday) for his livestream talk on…

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Thai medical professionals say “Get a vaccine booster jab before Songkran”

As the long Songkran break approaches, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and five of the country’s medical associations are urging people who have had two or three doses of COVID-19…

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Bangkok opens six walk-in vaccination facilities ahead of Songkran holiday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is urging everyone to get inoculated against COVID-19 before the Songkran festival in mid-April and has opened six vaccination facilities offering walk-in inoculation. According to…

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Thailand’s lumpy skin disease vaccine for cattle to be available in May

Thailand’s Livestock Development Department is expected to produce its first lot of inactivated vaccine against Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in cattle by May, which will eventually reduce the country’s dependence…

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Medical workers load syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)

Nearly 2.2 million more doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arriving in Thailand

Thailand is expecting delivery of 2.2 million doses of Moderna mRNA vaccine, manufactured in the United States, over the course of yesterday and today (Monday). This new batch is to…

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Police stand guard in front of protestors rallying against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination mandates despite the rain, near the parliament building in Wellington, New Zealand February 13, 2022 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy Charlie Coppinger/via REUTERS

New Zealand’s Ardern labels anti-vaccine mandate protests ‘imported’ as crowds defy calls to leave

WELLINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she felt demonstrations against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate now entering their second week were an “imported”…

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People wearing protective face masks walk amid concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pyongyang, North Korea May 15, 2020, in this photo released by Kyodo.

COVAX cuts North Korea’s vaccine allotment after no deliveries accepted

SEOUL (Reuters) – The COVAX global COVID-19 vaccine-sharing programme has scaled back the number of doses allocated for North Korea, international aid organisations said, as the country has so far failed to arrange for…

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Israel study: 4th vaccine shows limited results with omicron

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli hospital on Monday said preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant that is raging…

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic walks with his team after landing at Dubai Airport after the Australian Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa to play in the Australian Open, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

‘You are our champion’: deported Djokovic welcomed home to Serbia

BELGRADE/MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic arrived home in Serbia on Monday after Australia deported the world men’s tennis No. 1 for not having a COVID-19 vaccine, a stance…

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China’s Xi rejects ‘Cold War mentality,’ pushes cooperation

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and pledged to send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries, while urging…

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Boosters recommended for higher immunity against Omicron – Siriraj, Medical Sciences Dept

Vaccine booster shots are recommended for higher immune response against the Omicron COVID-19 variant for people having already received two jabs of any vaccine makes, according to Thailand’s Siriraj Institute…

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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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Novak Djokovic of Serbia takes a break during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open at the Melbourne Park tennis centre in Melbourne on January 12, 2022. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)

Djokovic admits ‘errors’ in urgent fight to avoid deportation

Melbourne (AFP) – Novak Djokovic on Wednesday admitted “errors” in his travel papers and in his behaviour after a claimed coronavirus infection as he battled to stay in Australia and fight…

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Pheu Thai party to grill government over swine fever outbreak in Thailand

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party is to grill the government in parliament, alleging a cover-up over the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in Thailand, which has reportedly spread to 56…

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Australian judge reinstates tennis star Djokovic’s visa

MELBOURNE (AP) — Tennis star Novak Djokovic on Monday won a court battle to stay in Australia to contest the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated against COVID-19, but the government…

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Free 3rd and 4th vaccine doses offered by Nonthaburi provincial health office

The Nonthaburi health office is offering free third and fourth COVID-19 vaccine shots to all Thais on January 13th and 14th. Pre-registration is required. Those who wish to register must…

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Fourth COVID vaccine shots to be administered to medics, people with chronic diseases

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has proposed its vaccination plan for this year, which covers unvaccinated children over 12 and children from 5-12, as well as fourth shots for medical personnel…

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Over one million doses of Moderna vaccine arrive in Thailand on Thursday

The first 1.3 million, of the 3.7 million doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine set to be delivered in  January, arrived in Thailand today (Thursday), with the balance to be…

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A girl receives a dose of the COVAXIN coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech, during a vaccination drive for children aged 15-18 in New Delhi, India, January 3, 2022. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India launches drive to vaccinate children before a feared Omicron surge

MUMBAI, Jan 3 (Reuters) – India started vaccinating children aged 15 to 18 against the coronavirus on Monday as it quickly expands its inoculation effort to cover the world’s largest…

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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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AstraZeneca vaccine booster works against Omicron, Oxford lab study finds

A three-dose course of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the rapidly-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant, the pharmaceutical company said on Thursday, citing data from an Oxford University lab study. Findings from the…

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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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Moderna booster helps to generate antibodies against Omicron

When the Omicron variant emerged, many weren’t sure whether current mRNA vaccines could hold the fort, as they had done with variants such as the Victoria, Beta and Delta. It…

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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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Thailand to speed up vaccine booster shots

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to speed up the mass provision of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, to guard against the potentially serious symptoms of the Omicron…

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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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People walk through Westminster Underground station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Next pandemic could be more lethal than COVID, vaccine creator says

LONDON (Reuters) – Future pandemics could be even more lethal than COVID-19 so the lessons learned from the outbreak must not be squandered and the world should ensure it is prepared for the next viral onslaught, one of the creators…

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Did vaccine inequality lead to the Omicron variant?

In October 2020, as scientists around the world raced to develop a vaccine to fight COVID-19, the leader of the World Health Organization warned against looming “vaccine nationalism”. In a…

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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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More COVID infections found in Bangkok after woman drops dead in alley

Health officials and a mobile COVID-19 testing unit were dispatched to Phahonyothin Soi 54/1, in Bangkok’s Sai Mai, district to test people in the community, after a 30-year-old woman collapsed…

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Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul

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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Thai health officials told to discover why many still refuse to get vaccinated

The Ministry of Public Health has instructed health officials across Thailand to find out why there are still so many people refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, so appropriate campaign…

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Din Daeng stadium to be last BMA run major vaccination facility in Bangkok from Tuesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will close all but one of its 25 vaccination facilities in the capital on Tuesday, but will retain the main centre at the Thai-Japanese stadium…

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Incentives being considered to entice remaining 11m Thais to get vaccinated

Senior Thai officials are mulling incentives to encourage about 11 million as yet unvaccinated Thais to get inoculated against COVID-19 this month. The measures, which include a ban on people…

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Mass production of Thailand’s ChulaCov 19 mRNA vaccine expected early next year

Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University is expected to transfer technology for the mass production of its vaccine, ChulaCov 19 mRNA, to a local manufacturer in the first quarter of next year, according…

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Free Moderna booster dose for over 70s, pregnant women at Thai Red Cross Society

The Thai Red Cross Society is offering free Moderna vaccine shots as a booster for people who are over 70 and women who are at least 12-week pregnant and at…

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Muslim leaders in Pattani set example by getting COVID-19 vaccinations

Religious leaders in the southern border province of Pattani have visited the vaccination centre, in the conference room of the provincial Islamic committee, to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots in an…

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Protesters attend a Freedom and Rights Coalition demonstration to demand an end to Covid-19 restrictions and mandatory vaccination outside the Parliament House building in Wellington on November 9, 2021. Neil SANDS / AFP

Thousands protest in New Zealand against COVID-19 rules

New Zealand beefed up security measures at its parliament on Tuesday as thousands of people gathered to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and government lockdowns aimed at controlling the pandemic….

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J&J vaccine administered in Sa Kaeo may have been smuggled from Cambodia

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is claimed to have been administered to a man by a private clinic in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaeo, is suspected to have…

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฿3.6 billion approved for COVID-19 vaccine development

The Thai cabinet approved a 3.6-billion-baht fund on Thursday for the development and production of Thailand’s first two vaccines to fight COVID-19, which are now entering their third phase of…

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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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AstraZeneca increases vaccine production in Thailand by 20%

AstraZeneca (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has, through an open letter, announced that its COVID-19 vaccine production has increased by more than a 20%, to support vaccinations in Thailand and across the…

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Thammasat abandons plan to get 1.5m doses of donated vaccine from Poland

The Thammasat University field hospital has abandoned its plan to accept a donation of 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Poland. The university has failed to obtain…

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A vial and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed stock graph and words “Omicron SARS-CoV-2” in this illustration taken, November 27, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/file photo

Omicron raises possibility of another New Year countdown cancellation

November 30, 2021: The United States stresses that there’s no reason to panic now, and the Thai Public Health Ministry hopes to see a semblance of festivities on December 31,…

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African Union to buy up to 110 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The African Union (AU) intends to buy up to 110 million doses of COVID–19 vaccine from Moderna Inc in an arrangement brokered in part by the White House, which will defer delivery of some doses intended for the United States…

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฿20 million donated to Thai COVID-19 vaccine development programmes

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha passed on donations of over 20 million Baht, raised through public and Cabinet funding for local COVID-19 vaccine development programmes. Two local programmes have…

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New Zealand’s Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Pipitea Marae vaccination centre in Wellington on August 22, 2021. (Photo by Ross Giblin / POOL / AFP)

New Zealand sets 90% vaccine target to end lockdown

New Zealand set a 90-percent vaccination target Friday for scrapping lockdowns as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled a plan to open up despite the stubborn grip of the Delta variant….

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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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U.S. FDA advisers back Moderna COVID booster shots for older and high-risk people

(Reuters) – A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unanimously voted on Thursday to recommend booster shots of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness or occupational exposure to the virus. If…

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WHO approves Siam Bioscience’s AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved Siam Bioscience Company Limited, a Thai company, as a qualified production site for AstraZeneca vaccine and added the company to its Emergency Use…

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), with US Senator Ted Cruz (L), attends a briefing for US President Donald Trump (off camera) in Orange, Texas, on August 29, 2020. Trump surveyed damage in the area caused by Hurricane Laura. At least 15 people were killed after Laura slammed into the southern US states of Louisiana and Texas, authorities and local media said on August 28.

Texas governor bars all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in state, rips Biden for ‘bullying’

(Reuters) – Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to what he called “bullying” by the Biden Administration, on Monday barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity,…

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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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Finland joins Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

HELSINKI, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Finland on Thursday paused the use of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine for younger males due to reports of a rare cardiovascular side effect, joining Sweden…

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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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CRA’s AstraZeneca booster jabs to begin Oct 20, Moderna registrations open on Oct 29

Thailand’s Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) is accepting registrations for AstraZeneca booster shots for those who have already had two doses of either the Sinovac or AstraZeneca vaccines, with jabs scheduled…

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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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First batch of Moderna vaccine expected to arrive in Thailand in November

The first lot of the Moderna mRNA vaccine is expected to arrive in Thailand in November, according to a statement issued by ZP Therapeutics Company, a unit of Zuellig Pharma,…

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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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OP-ED: England’s unfriendly travel regulations

It seems unbelievable that England has put in place a discriminatory policy that refuses to accept COVID-19 jabs given in countries in Latin American, Africa and South and Southeast Asia….

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A view of the almost empty departure hall of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on August 1, 2020, as passenger numbers plummeted due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

CCSA subcommittee proposes 2-month extension of State of Emergency

A subcommittee of Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved another 2-month extension to the Emergency Decree, which was due to expire at the end of this month,…

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PM announces Thailand’s 70% vaccination goal at Global COVID-19 summit

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced three milestones to be achieved to control the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand, as well as cooperation with other countries, during the virtual “Global…

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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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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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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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A million doses of vaccines to be administered on Mahidol Day (Sep 24th)

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health plans to administer at least one million doses of vaccines on Mahidol Day (September 24th) to commemorate the late HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkhla, father…

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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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EU lists rare nerve disorder as possible side-effect of AstraZeneca vaccine

(Reuters) – Europe’s medicines regulator has added an extremely rare nerve-damaging disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, as a possible side–effect of AstraZeneca‘s COVID–19 vaccine, regular safety updates from the watchdog showed on Wednesday. The European Medicines Agency said a causal relationship between GBS…

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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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China says criticisms of vaccine hurt its goodwill

The continuing questioning of the efficacy of the Chinese-made Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine has drawn the ire of China whose Embassy in Bangkok said it hurts China’s goodwill to help Thailand’s…

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Public Health defends ‘Mix & Match’ vaccination approach with Sinovac

Vaccination with the first dose being of the Sinovac inactivated virus vaccine, followed by the second dose using the AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine is the standard for vaccination for Thai…

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Moderna says tainted Covid vaccines sent to Japan contained steel

Washington (AFP) – Moderna said Wednesday that tainted batches of its Covid-19 vaccine sent to Japan were contaminated with stainless steel particles, but the company did not expect it posed “an…

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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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Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine boosters show signs of taming Delta

JERUSALEM, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Less than a month into a COVID-19 vaccine booster drive, Israel is seeing signs of an impact on the country’s high infection and severe illness rates…

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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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House passes Thailand’s 37.6 billion baht public health budget in its second reading

Thailand’s House of Representatives passed the Public Health Ministry’s (MoPH) 37.6 billion baht budget for the 2022 fiscal year, in its second reading today (Saturday), by 242:124 votes,despite opposition MPs’…

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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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