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Health workers on the frontline first in queue for vaccination

The first 50,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine expected to arrive in Thailand early next month will be administered to frontline healthcare workers in Samut Sakhon, Mae Sot district of Tak and in the southern border provinces, a communicable diseases expert revealed on Saturday.Dr Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt under pressure as questions raised over its wisdom and transparency in vaccine deals

An adviser to the prime minister has defended the government’s vaccine deal after it came under fire from critics.Somchai Jitsuchon, an adviser to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the economy, posted on his Facebook account that the government had considered many vaccine deal options, such ...

Wichit Chaitrong

Thailand to purchase 2m doses of Chinese vaccine

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a budget of Bt1.3 billion to procure 2 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine made by China’s Sinovac.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the first 200,000 doses should arrive in Thailand in February, followed by another 800,000 in late March and ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai start-up making ‘good progress’ on Covid vaccine

A Thai pharmaceutical start-up will today sign a deal to produce experimental doses of its Covid-19 vaccine for use in human trials.Baiya Phytopharm is among several Thai organisations making progress towards a vaccine for the virus, said State Enterprise Development Planning Subcommittee chairman Thewin Wongwanich ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand to launch vaccine production ‘in first half of 2021’

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine should be available in Thailand in the first half of 2021, under a technology-transfer deal signed with the Thai government.Siam Bioscience will receive the technology for the vaccine, which was developed by a team at Oxford University.The Thai firm expects to register ...

The Nation Reporter

Local Covid-19 vaccine proves a success in trials on monkeys

A Chulalongkorn University doctor on Saturday announced tests of new locally produced Covid-19 vaccines on monkeys had proved successful.Head of the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Disease Health Science Centre, Dr Thiravat Hemachudha, said the latest vaccine, using proteins from tobacco leaves, had been tested ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 shows initial success on monkeys

Thailand seems to be moving closer to finding a Covid-19 vaccine after the first trial on monkeys proved to be successful, leaving them strong and immune to the virus. Scientists were scheduled to launch a second round of testing the mRNA vaccine on the animals ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand joins global race to develop Covid-19 vaccine

Thailand took one step forward on Saturday (May 23) towards developing a vaccine for Covid-19.The director of the National Vaccine Institute (NVI), Dr Nakorn Premsri, said on Sunday (May 24) that vaccine development involves the synthesising of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) in a monkey, which ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai prototype vaccine passes test with flying colours

Thailand has made progress in developing a vaccine for Covid-19 after laboratory trials of a prototype proved successful, medical authorities announced on Tuesday (May 6).Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Medical Sciences under the Health Ministry, told a press conference that joint research ...

The Nation Reporter

Human trials of vaccine in Thailand in 4 months

Human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine in Thailand are expected to begin within the next four months, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC). The announcement follows an initial agreement by the Ministry of Public Health to cooperate with Chinese pharmaceutical companies in the ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

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