A study on the effectiveness of the Sinovac vaccine, also known as Coronavac, was done by Thailand’s National Communicable Diseases Committee and the National Vaccine Committee. The study was done in April and May when the Alpha variant, known as B.1.1.7, was prevalent.
- Double doses of the Sinovac vaccine were 71% to 91% effective against the Alpha strain.
- For subjects in Phuket, the vaccine was 90.7% effective.
- For the subjects in Chiang Rai, the vaccine was 82.8% effective
- For public health workers, the vaccine was 70.9% effective.
Researchers are now gathering data to determine the effectiveness of the Sinovac vaccine against the Delta Covid-19 variant which was first detected in India.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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