Widow thinks husband’s death may be linked to AZ vaccine

The family of a 60-year old man, Pruettichai Makphol, from Thailand’s southern province of Krabi, who died three days after he received the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine on June 8th, is waiting…

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Autopsy shows woman died of heart attack after AstraZeneca shot

An autopsy has found that the death of a 46-year-old Thai woman Tuesday night, just hours after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccine shot, was due to a heart attack. The right…

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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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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson discusses the foreign aid cap with a member of an engagement group during a visit to Falmouth’s Maritime Museum, where he met and thanked volunteers hosting the media centre for the G7 Summit, in Falmouth, Cornwall on June 10, 2021, ahead of the three-day G7 summit being held from 11-13 June. – G7 leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States meet this weekend for the first time in nearly two years, for the three-day talks in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. (Photo by Leon Neal / POOL / AFP)

G7 to provide 1 bn Covid vaccine doses ‘to world’: UK

G7 leaders will agree to expand global Covid vaccine manufacturing to provide at least one billion doses to the world through sharing and financing schemes, Britain said Thursday. The announcement…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine procurements to be expedited with more agencies involved

Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine procurements are expected to be expedited as more agencies will be involved in the joint effort, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s new announcement…

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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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Vials of the Moderna Covid-19 disease vaccine at Recipharm plant in Monts, central Franc. (Photo by GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)

Thai private hospitals to purchase 10 million Moderna doses, deliveries expected by October

Thailand’s Private Hospital Association (PHA) is seeking to purchase up to 10 million doses of the US made Moderna vaccine, through the country’s Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), with deliveries expected…

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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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First 1.8 million doses of locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine delivered

The Thai Ministry of Public Health took delivery of the first batch of 1.8 million doses of locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine from the company today (Friday), to inoculate people in Thailand…

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PM: vaccine funding diverted from MOPH to Central Fund for urgent use

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explained today (Wednesday) to MPs, particularly those of the coalition Bhumjaithai Party, that he diverted Public Health Ministry funding, for the procurement and management of…

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1.1 million doses of COVID vaccines being distributed, another million for Bangkok alone

The Public Health Ministry has allocated 1.1 million doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for use across the country, with Bangkok getting a million this month alone, due to…

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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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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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Thai health minister insists mass vaccination proceed as scheduled on June 7

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul confirmed today (Wednesday) that mass COVID-19 inoculations, scheduled to begin on June 7th, remain on course, with Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province designated…

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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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1.5 million Sinovac doses arrive in Thailand today, 3 million more in June

Another 1.5 million doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Thailand from China today (Thursday), making 6 million doses delivered so far, according to the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok….

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‘On-site’ COVID-19 inoculation program replaces ‘walk-in’

The Thai government has replaced its “walk-in” COVID-19 inoculation program with “on-site”, to avoid misunderstandings that vaccines can be administered right away on the same day. On-site inoculation is another…

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine approved by TFDA for emergency use in Thailand

The US-made Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) for emergency use, said the agency today (Thursday). It is the fourth vaccine approved by…

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What to do before and after your vaccination

If you are over 60 years old, or if you have chronic respiratory disease, heart and blood vessel disease, chronic kidney disease, cerebrovascular disease or stroke, cancer, obesity or diabetes,…

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A Royal Thai Army soldier waiting for her turn to receive the Covid-19 coronavirus Sinovac vaccine at the Pattani Hospital in Thailand’s southern province of Pattani. (Photo by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP)

Push to vaccinate 16 million vulnerable Thais suffers early setbacks

Only about 5 percent of Thailand’s vulnerable population have so far booked a free COVID-19 vaccination jab since the government’s appointment process was launched on Saturday. The slow uptake is…

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At-risk people linked to a Covid-19 coronavirus cluster traced to entertainment venues, wait to be vaccinated with the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by China’s Sinovac firm, at a makeshift clinic at Saeng Thip sports ground in Bangkok on April 7, 2021. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Single dose of AstraZeneca vaccine could result in 96.7% immunity in 4 weeks

A study of 61 patients shows that people who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have achieved 96.7% immunity within a month, compared to those who had…

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine waits for approval from Thai FDA

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is looking to procure the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), after a discussion with a Moderna representative today. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine…

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Vaccine distribution is Thailand’s urgent national priority

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has made vaccine distribution the most urgent national priority, following a meeting with an advisory board earlier today to find a “practical process” for the distribution….

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Family seeks explanation for relative’s death 2 days after COVID-19 inoculation

A 24-year old woman’s family say they suspect her death, two days after inoculation, might be related to the COVID-19 vaccination. Mrs. Sangwan Puangthong told a Thai PBS reporter, in…

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Thai PM says Russia agrees to sell Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Russia has agreed to sell its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand, under a government-to-government deal, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said in his Facebook post on Thursday. He said the…

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Six suffer partial paralysis after inoculation with Sinovac vaccine

Six people, who were inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine in Thailand’s eastern coastal province of Rayong, developed partial paralysis and had to be given medication to dissolve blood clots, said…

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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’s vaccine shopping list as COVID surges

As the number of new COVID-19 cases surges this month, the government is rushing to find more vaccines for Thais. On Friday (April 16), Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha took…

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A health worker administers the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by China’s Sinovac firm, to a man from an at-risk group at a makeshift clinic in Bangkok on April 7, 2021. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand’s sluggish vaccine rollout no match for super-contagious COVID strain     

Thailand is ramping up its COVID-19 vaccination drive following an unprecedented surge in infections since April 5, with Thursday (April 15) bringing a record 24-hour high of 1,535 new cases….

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Roche reports promising results from anti-Covid cocktail

Swiss pharma giant Roche announced Tuesday promising results from clinical trials of an anti-Covid cocktail developed with US biotech firm Regeneron. The results of the Phase 3 trial showed that…

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Bang Khae cluster of infections increases to 367

The number of COVID-19 infections linked to the Bang Khae market cluster has increased to 367, with 26 new cases recorded on Friday, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)….

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2nd day of vaccinations in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district focuses on vendors and workers

Bangkok’s Health department is on the 2nd day of the inoculation program in Bang Khae district, focusing on vendors and workers in the Wonder market. There will be 1,000 doses…

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New Zealand begins COVID-19 vaccinations programme, Australia starts Monday

(Reuters) – New Zealand started its official rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, while Australia finalised plans to begin inoculations on Monday, a new phase in tackling the virus…

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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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Thailand’s Disease Control Board approves 63-million dose inoculation plan

Thailand’s Disease Control Board has approved the COVID-19 vaccine management and distribution plan for 2021. The country’s health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, said that Thailand will receive 2 million doses of…

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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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Policemen wearing face masks and shields as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, stand guard at a check point in an almost empty road on the eve of Christmas, in Manila on December 24, 2020. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Philippines says China to donate half a million Covid-19 vaccines

Beijing’s top diplomat pledged Saturday to donate half a million coronavirus vaccine shots to the Philippines, Manila officials said — despite growing resistance there to Chinese-made jabs over concerns about…

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A medical worker administers a Sinovac Biotech vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus to a woman at a healthcare centre in Yantai, in eastern China’s Shandong province on January 5, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Thailand plans to inoculate at least 60 million people against COVID-19

The office of Thailand’s Prime Minister announced today that the cabinet has resolved to allocate about 1.2 billion baht for the first 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This first…

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Thailand hits vaccine accelerator as virus launches second surge

Battling a fresh outbreak of COVID-19, Thailand has decided to speed up its free nationwide vaccination programme. The first batch of vaccines supplied by Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech will…

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US approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

The US green lighted the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine late Friday, paving the way for its imminent rollout across the country, with President Donald Trump promising the first immunizations would take…

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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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US approves Covid therapy, G20 pushes for global vaccine access

US drug regulators gave emergency approval to a Covid-19 antibody therapy on Saturday and G20 nations pushed for global access to vaccines as the pandemic led to further closures in…

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Covid-19 vaccine trial paused after unexplained illness

Clinical trials of one of the most advanced experimental Covid-19 vaccines, which is being developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University, were “paused” Tuesday after a volunteer developed an…

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Russia vaccine ‘passes early trial test’

Patients involved in early tests of a Russian coronavirus vaccine developed antibodies with “no serious adverse events”, according to research published in The Lancet Friday, but experts said the trials…

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In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford blood samples from coronavirus vaccine trials are handled inside the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England Thursday June 25, 2020. Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. In research published Monday July 20, 2020 in the journal Lancet, scientists said that they found their experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a dual immune response in people aged 18 to 55. (John Cairns, University of Oxford via AP)

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who…

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Minister Anutin expects Thailand to have COVID-19 vaccine in 9 months

Thailand may have its own COVID-19 vaccine in the next nine months, if every stage of the development proceeds smoothly, according to the country’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on…

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Thailand may have its own COVID-19 vaccine next year

Thailand may have its own coronavirus vaccine next year, as the country makes progress in curbing the spread of the contagion, with one new case recorded today and no fatalities….

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Health minister orders anti-viral vaccine trials accelerated

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has urged the National Vaccines Committee to shorten the period, required to develop the specifications for the production of a COVID-19 vaccine, from six…

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An virology expert at Chulalongkorn University, Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Fighting COVID-19 is like running a marathon – Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Fighting COVID-19 is a long-haul battle, like running a marathon, as the contagion will remain with mankind for a long time, at least until there is an effective vaccine, said…

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