Connect with us

Coronavirus Vaccines

Thai government in talks to vaccinate younger children

Published

 on 

PHOTO: Flickr/ Melani McAlister

Manufacturers are seeking approval from the Thai Food and Drug Administration to vaccinate younger children, the Bangkok Post reports. Similar studies are also taking place in the US. Dr Opas Karnkawinpong from the Department of Disease Control says thorough checks are required before proceeding, which means the approval process takes longer. However, the Chinese vaccine, Sinopharm, has already been tested on groups of children and the manufacturer expects to conclude the study and meet with the FDA shortly.

According to the Bangkok Post report, Sinovac has already been administered to children in a number of other countries. The manufacturer is compiling the safety information, as well as data on side-effects, and is expected to make a presentation to the FDA.

Currently, children in Thailand over the age of 12 are vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, but officials are now determining if it is safe to vaccinated children younger than this. It’s understood there are sufficient supplies of all 3 vaccines, meaning that if the FDA approves, the rollout could begin immediately.

In related news, the Bangkok Post reports that the government has ordered another 60 million AstraZeneca doses and is considering ordering 30 million doses of Pfizer for next year. The government has also asked Pfizer to secure next-generation vaccines for children.

For more information on Covid-19 Insurance, CLICK HERE.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Hot News13 mins ago

7-Eleven stores introduce digital govt service channel for Thais

Thailand34 mins ago

Motorbike taxi driver wins 12 million baht lottery jackpot in Thailand

Tourism41 mins ago

Tourists flock to famous market in Koh Samui

Sponsored2 hours ago

Where you can get cannabis in Bangkok

Cannabis News2 hours ago

9 year olds smoke cannabis on Pattaya Beach in Thailand

Education2 hours ago

A guide to the costs of international schools in Thailand

Thailand2 hours ago

Woman allegedly steals winning lottery ticket from friend

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand2 hours ago

Driving licence point deductions starting next year in Thailand | GMT

Board of Investment2 hours ago

Thailand’s Board of Investment unveils transformation plans

Hot News3 hours ago

Pattaya Walking Street gunman surrenders claiming it was ‘friendly fire’

Cultural Activities3 hours ago

Part two: the most haunted places in Bangkok

China3 hours ago

China’s great firewall breached as zero-Covid policy protesters access Twitter, Telegram

Hot News5 hours ago

Driving licence point deductions starting next year in Thailand

Hot News5 hours ago

US singer Kanye West sparks outrage after saying he loves Nazis and admires Hitler

Video18 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Actress Forex 3D scammer released on bail after 3 months behind bars

Crime18 hours ago

Big Joke seizes Tuhao’s private jet in Hua Hin

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending