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Vaccine study finds jabs effective

China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine and the formula by AstraZeneca have both been found to boost antibody responses in almost all vaccine recipients.This was the outcome of a study into a vaccination programme run by the Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology of the Faculty of ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

80 per cent of employees under social security want to be vaccinated

About 80 per cent of people who are insured under the social security scheme want to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said on Saturday.“The ministry has let employers survey their employees’ need to get Covid-19 vaccine using an online platform on the ...

The Nation Reporter

Boost jab confidence

The government needs to boost public confidence in its Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan immediately and ensure that more people take part in the campaign.Failure to do this will be disastrous.The government’s vaccination plan did not get off to a good start. With old problems unsolved ...

Editorial

Analyst urges local vaccine output

It will take Thailand two years to reach herd immunity for Covid-19 at the current rate of vaccination, but if local vaccine production plans ramp up and vaccination rates increase, hope remains for a quicker timeline, according to a report by Deutsche Bank.As of April ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand starts vaccination drive in crowded Bangkok district

Thailand launched a campaign on Tuesday to vaccinate 50,000 people living in a crowded river-side district of the capital Bangkok, as the country tries to contain a third wave of coronavirus infections.Authorities aim to vaccinate about 70% of people in Khlong Toei, an area that ...

Private sector seeks govt deal

About 2,000 companies have expressed an intent to buy Covid-19 vaccines from the government for their 900,000-strong workforce, according to the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC).Sanan Angubolkul, the chamber’s chairman, said the companies all wish to shoulder the costs of the jabs for their employees.“They ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Evaluating response initiatives

Less than a month after the second wave of the pandemic subsided, Thailand faced a tsunami of Covid-19 infections in April and early May, posing a threat to economic stability.While countries with high inoculation rates such as the US have moved past rigid measures, the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Both doses of Sinovac vaccine essential to protect against Covid-19

The Sinovac vaccine will help protect people from Covid-19 after receiving the second jab, the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital said on Saturday.Earlier, a Covid-infected medical staffer at the hospital’s Kanchanaphisek Medical Centre had said on social media that the Sinovac vaccine could not ...

The Nation Reporter

Vaccination registration for public via Mor Phrom starts today

The Ministry of Public Health will allow the general public to register for Covid-19 vaccination via the ministry’s official group “Mor Phrom V.2” (doctors ready) from May 1.The ministry has been providing Covid-19 vaccination to medical professionals and volunteers at high risk of infection from ...

The Nation Reporter

Booster shots likely needed, expert says

Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, as well as those who have fully recovered against the disease, are likely to need booster shots to maintain sufficient protection against reinfection, a virus expert is warning.Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical ...

Wassayos Ngamkham

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