• Covid-19 News

    Thailand extends expiration dates of Covid-19 vaccines, after 3 companies re-register

    The Public Health Ministry has directed hospitals to adjust the expiration dates of Covid-19 vaccines in their inventory according to each company’s new registration rules. Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines will all be extended. Deputy permanent secretary for Public Health, Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, notified all public health chiefs last week, instructing them to reset the expiration dates of vaccine doses and…

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    DDC says Covid-19 vaccine side effects, allergic reactions rare

    A director from Thailand’s Department of Disease Control says there have been very few cases reported of side effects from Covid-19 vaccines. The director told the Bangkok Post out of the 120 million vaccine doses given so far, only 79 people have had allergic reactions. 43 were from Sinovac, 22 from AstraZeneca, 11 from Pfizer, and three from Sinopharm. Out…

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    Thailand approves Sinovac and Sinopharm for 6 year olds and up

    Thailand will now allow children aged six and older to get Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines without adjusting the dosage. Between January 1 and February 2 this year, 13,600 kids 5-11 years old tested positive, a 6% increase from April to December 2021. The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), wants children aged 3-17 to be able to get the vaccines.…

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    Bang Sue station offering lower dosage of Covid vaccines for booster shots

    The director of the Institute of Dermatology says lower-dose vaccines are on offer at the vaccination centre at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station. Dr Mingkwan Wichaidit says people can opt to have a lower dosage of a Covid-19 vaccine administered intra-dermally. She says that administering half a dose under the skin has been shown to be highly effective and causes…

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    Health Ministry approves use of Sinovac vaccine in children over 3 years old

    The Public Health Ministry has approved China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for use in children between the ages of 3 and 17. Opas Karnkawinpong from the Department of Disease Control said a ministry sub-committee made the decision on Friday, but added that parental consent will still be required before children can be vaccinated with Sinovac. In addition, the use of Sinovac…

  • Phuket News

    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…

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    First Pfizer vaccine batch for children arriving by early February

    Expect a delivery of Pfizer vaccines in late January or early February at the latest says the Department of Disease Control. The newest batch of the Covid-19 vaccine is intended to begin vaccinating children in Thailand between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. The previous campaign to vaccinate those 12 to 18 years old has been fairly successful…

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    Study: Sinovac with a Pfizer booster more effective than AstraZeneca

    New studies show that between Sinovac and AstraZeneca combined with Pfizer, the most effective vaccine cocktail combination is 2 doses of Sinovac followed by a full dose of Pfizer as a booster shot. The studies have been collected by Siriraj Clinical Research Centre in Bangkok, and directly contradicts a study at Yale University last week that said the Sinovac-Pfizer combination…

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    Omicron variant found in Nakhon Si Thammarat

    As infections of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 surpass 1,100 cases in Thailand, the first confirmed case in Nakhon Si Thammarat was identified in a woman. She had already been fully vaccinated and received a booster shot. The 26 year old woman works at Kasemrad Hospital in Bangkok and travelled to the province to attend her grandfather’s funeral. The woman…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Pfizer booster shots on offer in Rayong, 1,000 per day for 3 days

    3,000 Pfizer vaccines are set to be administered as booster shots in Rayong from Wednesday to Friday, 1,000 each day at Memorial Hospital Sirindhorn Rayong. The vaccines will be given for free for qualifying people who meet the criteria laid out by the hospitals. The vaccines will be available for those who are already fully vaccinated with Sinovac, Sinopharm, Astrazeneca,…

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    Sinovac is testing its effectiveness against Omicron variant

    Following the good news announcement from Pfizer that 3 doses of their vaccine can neutralise the Omicron variant, Sinovac came out with a more reserved announcement stating that lab studies about its effectiveness against the new strain would take time. The Chinese-based Sinovac is the most widely used vaccine in the world with over 2.3 billion doses shipped worldwide so…

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    19 year old claims Sinovac vaccine caused his hair to fall out

    After getting 2 Sinovac vaccines, a 19 year old student in Phuket claims his hair began falling out in clumps, leaving him bald. The vocational school student is from Phang Nha but stays now in Chalong in order to study at school and told the press that a doctor had verified the condition. The man said he travelled to his…

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    Sinovac to be added to UK’s approved vaccine list for inbound travel

    Brits residing in Thailand, and vaccinated with the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine, can rejoice as the UK adds it to the list of approved vaccines. According to a Reuters report, the British government has confirmed that from November 22, vaccines on the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing, which includes Sinovac, Sinopharm, and India’s Covaxin, will be recognised. The move will…

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    Sinovac or vaccine mix now accepted for Australian travel

    Sinovac has now been recognized as an approved vaccine brand by the Australian government, which will also permit the mixing of vaccine brands, allowing these options for those who wish to travel to Australia. This is a very helpful announcement for many Australian expats living in Thailand who are vaccinated locally with the Chinese-made vaccine and perhaps an AstraZeneca booster…

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    Thai government in talks to vaccinate younger children

    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…

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    Army conscript dies a day after receiving second Covid-19 vaccine shot

    A 23 year old army conscript died earlier this week after receiving a second Covid-19 vaccine shot, according to the Bangkok Post. According to the report, Khanti Anantasiri, who had no underlying health conditions, died at home in Ratchaburi province on Tuesday afternoon, a day after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. He had earlier received the Sinovac vaccine. Khanti had complained…

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    A 26 year old woman dies after getting first Sinovac vaccine shot

    A 26 year old woman has died after getting her first shot of China’s Covid-19, Sinovac vaccine. She received the vaccine on September 24 and suffered from a fever, tight chest, and exhaustion after. Her mother says her symptoms grew worse. On October 12th, the woman went to the hospital but was released and asked to return the next day.…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Thailand says no to Sinovac, Anutin stands by booster vax, Burmese junta takes u-turn | Oct. 19

    Jett goes through all the top headlines across Thailand that include: The Public Health Minister is standing by its booster vaccine policy despite some people still waiting for their first dose. A Thai virologist has thrown his support behind the new oral covid pill, and robots reading the news?

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    No more Sinovac, Thailand pass details, BKK airport expansion | Good Morning Thailand | Ep. 112

    In today’s episode Jay and Tim talk about the differences between the Thailand pass and the COE, Suvarnabhumi airport expansion, the government will not use Sinovac vaccine after this month and updates on Boss red bull and Myanmar tourism.

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    Anutin rejects suggestion booster doses should stop until everyone gets first dose

    The Public Health Minister has defended the administration of third Covid-19 vaccine doses, despite some people still waiting for their first. Anutin Charnvirakul was responding to some advisers at the Department of Disease Control, who suggested people fully vaccinated with Sinovac should not get a booster while others are still waiting for their first dose. According to a Bangkok Post…

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    Chulabhorn Royal Academy rolls out booster vaccines

    Booster shot registration has begun for Chulabhorn Royal Academy as they prepare to launch their drive to give third vaccines on October 20. The first round will be for those who received 2 injections of Sinovac and the second round will be for AstraZeneca vaccine recipients. Moderna and Sinopharm booster shots will commence 9 days later for special organisations and…

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    Thailand News Today | Red Bull hit and run saga continues, Pfizer vaccine arrives in Bangkok | Sep 30

    <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> Jett goes through all the main headlines across Thailand that include: The Red Bull hit and run saga continues as new evidence is presented to the investigation. Meanwhile, 2 Million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have touched down in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, but who’s arms…

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    2 million doses of government-bought Pfizer have arrived, 28 million to follow

    The long-awaited first lot of Pfizer vaccine doses purchased by the Thai government have arrived in the country. 2 million doses touched down at Suvarnabhumi airport yesterday and were received by the Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, according to a Bangkok Post report. In total, the government has ordered 30 million doses of the mRNA-based vaccine, with the other 28…

  • Koh Samui News

    Koh Phangan begins booster shot vaccine drive from today

    Koh Phangan kicked off its drive to give third booster shot vaccinations to the local population today, ahead of the October target in Thailand, with a goal of 1,300 injections today and more to come. The event took place at the Koh Phangan Sueksa School in Thongsala Moo 1 near Big C. At the school, workers were administering AstraZeneca booster…

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    Government speeds rollout with 152.9 million vaccines this year

    A government spokesperson announced yesterday that between now and the end of October they intend to disperse 24 million Covid-19 vaccines as manufacturers are beginning to have more stock available for Thailand import. Thailand is now expected to receive total of 152.9 million vaccines by the end of this year to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, an amount that will cover…

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    Rollout of AstraZeneca boosters for people fully vaccinated with Sinovac begins September 24

    Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul says the rollout of AstraZeneca booster shots for people fully vaccinated with Sinovac will begin next Friday. Those who received the Sinovac vaccine between March and May will be up first. Anutin says people who’ve been fully vaccinated with Sinorpharm will also receive AstraZeneca boosters at a later stage. Thai PBS World reports that the government…

  • Thailand video news

    Morning Top Stories | Bangkok Re-opening postponed, Krabi imposes tight measures | September 16 |

    Caitlin gives us an update on all the morning headlines across Thailand which include: Bangkok’s reopening postponed due to vaccination rate. Krabi imposes tight measures, Koh Phi Phi closure extended. Booster shots to start soon for those who had two doses of Sinovac.

  • Covid-19 News

    Booster for those with 2 Sinovac vaccines coming by October

    Those already vaccinated in Thailand may be getting a shot in the arm by next month or even sooner, as Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul declared that booster shot administering will begin imminently for those who received 2 Sinovac vaccines already. He stressed that the actual timing will be up to the Disease Control Department but predicted it will be…

  • Thailand video news

    Provinces added to OCT 1 Re-opening, Driving in Thailand and Vaccine Cocktail | Good Morning Thailand | Episode 86

    In today’s episode Jay, Mike and Arina look at Provinces added to OCT 1 Re-opening, Driving in Thailand, Vaccine Cocktail and F1 motor racing. Aswell as news headlines in Thailand such as: Just days after defeating a vote of no-confidence, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ousted Deputy Minister of Agriculture as well as Deputy Minister of Labour. The Ministry of…

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    Legal action against the Thai PM? Mixing Vaccines | Thailand News Today | September 8

    Thailand’s opposition parties plan to take legal action against the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and several of his ministers, following last week’s no-confidence vote that went in the government’s favour. From next Tuesday, health officials in Bangkok will replace two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with one dose of Sinovac, followed by a dose of AstraZeneca. An auto repair shop owner…