astrazeneca vaccine

  • Phuket

    Time frames laid out for vaccine booster shots in Phuket

    Authorities in Phuket have announced their plans to provide third and fourth vaccines as booster shots to protect the tourist province from Covid-19. The ministry of the Interior’s Phuket office issued the plan through the Phuket info centre that they operate, and was developed by the Phuket City development company, a group of businesses that work on major public service projects…

  • Thailand

    Student dies after receiving second Covid-19 vaccine shot

    A Phang Nga Community College student who developed blood clots after receiving her second Covid-19 vaccine shot has died of a haemorrhagic stroke following brain surgery. As reported by the Bangkok Post, the student, 20 year old Ketsiree Kongkaew, who had had her left leg amputated, died on Monday morning at Songklanagarind Hospital in Hat Yai. Having first received the…

  • Thailand

    Food Panda controversy, Pattaya joins Phuket sandbox |Thailand News Today | September 14

    A woman has shared a screenshot of a message she received from a Food panda driver telling her she should wear a bra. Thailand’s tourism minister now says Pattaya’s re-opening to foreign tourists will join the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 extension programme. Japan is planning to donate 1.3 million doses of its locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine to several Asian countries. The Education…

  • Thailand

    Thai government mulls over regulations for locally-made AstraZeneca exports

    The Thai government is looking into regulations for exporting the locally-made AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, possibly limiting the volume shipped overseas. The consideration comes as Thailand battles its most severe wave of Covid-19 and the emergence of the highly transmissible Delta variant. The number of active cases continues to hit record highs. With a limited supply of vaccines, health officials have…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand helps Swiss expats get vaccinated

    The Embassy of Switzerland in Bangkok announced that it has secured AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine appointments for 180 Swiss citizens living in Thailand who are at least 55 years old, or who have underlying health conditions. The embassy says Swiss expats living in other provinces in Thailand can also register for a vaccine, but they must travel to Bangkok and be…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai DDC probe into Covid-19 vaccine recipient deaths to finish next week

    Thai health officials are finishing up an investigation into deaths involving those who had received the Covid-19 vaccine. The Department of Disease Control is looking into 68 deaths and plans to report the cause of death of each case next week. So far, 13 of the cases are not directly related to the vaccine, according to the director of the…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Bangkok elderly can register for vaccine

    Elderly residents can now register for a vaccine through the Mor Prom app, says the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. The news comes during a time of confusion, blame game playing, ex-pats’ personal information being leaked online, and everything going “according to plan“. Residents who are no less than 60 years old, and residing in Bangkok, are now able to register to…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    So expats can get vaccines in the rollout. But… how?

    With mass vaccination finally underway, one demographic hangs in an uncertain balance for vaccines more than any other: Thailand’s 3 million expats. After months of back and forth with foreigners being told they will get vaccines, then they wouldn’t, then they’d have to pay, then they’d have to wait until after all Thais, and finally that all expats would be…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    DDC justifies plan to get 2 extra doses per AstraZeneca vial

    The Department of Disease Control in Thailand has come under fire for plans to stretch vials of AstraZeneca to get more Covid-19 vaccines out of each vial. While the official recommendation is to produce 10 vaccines out of each AstraZeneca vial, the DDC argues that there’s enough material inside to produce up to 12 shots. The government has been receiving…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Tests confirm Sinovac, AstraZeneca effective at stimulating immune response

    Tests at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University have confirmed the efficacy of both the Sinovac and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines. Renowned virologist, Yong Poovorawan, says both vaccines proved successful at stimulating an immune response against Covid-19. The tests were carried out as part of a study done by the university’s Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology. Yong says that people given the first…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Private Moderna vaccine price set at under 3000 baht

    Officials announced that private hospitals will offer the two shots of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for a maximum of 3000 baht total. The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation expect to order Moderna first in the process of importing vaccines for paid usage, according to the Private Hospital Association. The GPO will act as the middleman because manufacturers generally only work with governments.…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Can foreigners get vaccines in Thailand? | VIDEO

    There is a lot of confusion about the vaccination of foreigners in Thailand. Tim Newton tries to paint the current picture for you. Thailand reaching a 70% level of vaccination, I think is more wishful thinking than anything else. Even in the US it appears very unlikely they will be able to reach the 70% immunisation level. In some states…

  • Thailand

    Thailand expecting 3.5 million Sinovac vaccines by end of May

    Another 3.5 million Sinovac Biotech vaccines have been confirmed to be arriving by the end of May, health officials said Friday. With a slow vaccine rollout putting Thailand’s ambitious July 1 reopening plan in jeopardy, the confirmation of another batch of jabs is welcomed news. The head of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation announced the first million vaccines will arrive in…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Medical, business sectors blame government over Covid-19

    Corporations are losing faith in Thailand’s political leaders as many in the medical, financial and business sector are placing the blame on the Prayut government for the current Covid-19 situation. They claim that corruption and cronyism is hindering and dampening a more decisive and productive course of action. The Chamber of Commerce has already offered logistical support to expedite vaccinations…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai people not given choice which Covid-19 vaccine they receive

    It’s free but you don’t get a choice. Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that people will not be given a choice of which Covid-19 vaccine they receive. Amid widespread criticism of the slow rollout of vaccination in Thailand, the health minister discussed the process of vaccines being approved for distribution within Thailand. Many are concerned about possible side…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Covid-19 vaccinations for June still on schedule

    Covid-19 vaccinations in June are still set to proceed as scheduled according to the Department of Disease Control. They have ensured that production and distribution is on track, especially with AstraZeneca producing 6 million jabs domestically now. Local production in Thailand is ramping up, with 61 million AstraZeneca vaccines planned to be manufactured domestically by Siam Bioscience by the end…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Under 30s in UK to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca jab amid concerns over rare blood clots

    Health officials in the UK have decided that people under the age of 30 will be offered an alternative jab to the AstraZeneca vaccine. The decision comes following a review by the country’s drugs regulator that shows that by the end of last month, a number of people experienced blood clots after receiving the vaccine developed in partnership with Oxford…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Cluster breaks out west of Bangkok, Phuket resort owner in bad crash | March 15

    On The Thaiger today, another cluster breaks out in the west of Bangkok, more deaths in Myanmar as the Burmese Army turns against its citizens, and the PM apologises for spraying journalists with hand-sanitiser last week. Thailand recorded 170 new infections of Covid yesterday, most of them in Bangkok. It pushes the country’s accumulated total infections to nearly 27,000. The…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    UK insists AstraZeneca vaccine is safe as some European nations suspend use

    The British government says the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine developed in conjunction with Oxford University is safe and effective. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was responding to news that a number of European countries have suspended use of the jab after some patients developed blood clots. “We’ve been clear that it’s both safe and effective, and when people are asked to come…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | ASQ quarantine update, lights out on Koh Samui | March 9

    In today’s news, the government is looking to cut the quarantine time in half, more news on Thailand’s vaccine roll out, and the Thai Navy accidentally cuts off Koh Samui’s electricity supply. We’ve also got the latest information on the country’s air quality woes later in this edition. Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin has announced that everyone who receives both…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Clinical trials confirm AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective

    The following is a news release from biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Thailand secured 61 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca, developed in partnership with Oxford University. With European Union’s newly-imposed restrictions on Covid-19 vaccine exports, AstraZeneca will now send a batch of 150,000 doses of its vaccine to Thailand from a factory in Asia, rather than from Italy…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thailand’s immunisation plan might be delayed, EU threatens ban on vaccine exports

    Thailand plans to receive the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines within the next couple of weeks, but the mass immunisation campaign might be put on hold due to possible restrictions on exports from the European Union. The EU warned pharmaceutical companies, like AstraZeneca, that they would take legal action and possibly block exports if the drugmakers do not deliver shots…