vaccine Covid-19

  • Thailand

    Vaccine registration for foreigners in Thailand to open June 7

    Foreigners living in Thailand will be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine starting June 7, the first day of the country’s mass vaccination campaign. Foreigners can register for a vaccine on-site at hospitals. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun recommends that expats register for a vaccine at a hospital that has their health records on file. Expats need…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thailand to set aside 3 billion baht for first doses of Covid-19 vaccine

    Thailand’s National Vaccine Committee is to request nearly 3 billion baht in order to procure enough doses of a Covid-19 vaccine for half its population, beginning with frontline healthcare workers. The committee, chaired by Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, wants to set aside 2.93 billion baht to be able to purchase adequate supplies of the vaccine from overseas. The aim is…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Trials of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine paused after participant falls ill

    Late-stage trials of a promising-sounding Covid-19 vaccine have been put on hold while researchers check out the exact cause of illness in one participant. The vaccine, being developed by Oxford University in the UK, in partnership with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, was in phase 3 trials, involving 30,000 participants. Volunteers were drawn primarily from countries with high numbers of virus cases,…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Covid-19 vaccine may involve 2 doses

    Health experts in the US say that when a viable coronavirus vaccine is found, it may need to be administered in 2 separate doses, in order to be effective. This throws up all sorts of logistical problems, with Kelly Moore, a health policy professor at Vanderbilt University, expressing concern over procurement issues and the difficulty in getting people to show…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai government approves 1 billion baht for development of Covid-19 vaccine

    The Cabinet has signed off on funding of 1 billion baht for the development of a vaccine against Covid-19. It’s understood the cash injection being granted to the National Vaccine Institute comes from the 2020 emergency budget. There is concern that while Thailand has done well to keep the virus suppressed, the country remains at risk of a second wave,…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    China admits skipping clinical trials in roll-out of Covid vaccine for high-risk groups

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin trumpets the launch of the country’s Covid-19 vaccine, China says it’s been administering its own vaccine since late July, foregoing clinical trials. Officials in Beijing say healthcare workers and those employed in state-owned enterprises have been first to receive the vaccine, under what it calls “urgent use” protocols, according to a Nation Thailand report. The…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Russian Ambassador offers to share info on Covid-19 vaccine with Thailand

    At a meeting between the Russian Ambassador to Thailand, Evgeny Tomikhin, and Deputy PM, Wissanu Krea-ngam, the diplomat has praised Thailand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying Russia would be happy to share information on its Covid vaccine. The ambassador says Thailand has done well to suppress the virus, adding that Russia is open to exchanging information and techniques associated…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai government sets 600 million baht aside for Oxford University Covid vaccine

    The Thai government is budgeting 600 million baht to purchase supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine currently being worked on at Oxford University in the UK. Trials look promising so far, with the vaccine triggering a strong immune response among volunteers. Production is expected to start before the end of the year. In Thailand, a vaccine being developed at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Health Minister predicts Thailand will have Covid-19 vaccine within 9 months

    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says he expects Thailand to have a vaccine against the Covid-19 virus ready within 9 months, provided all goes to plan. He was speaking after a briefing on the development of the vaccine, given by representatives from Bionate Asia, the private company working on the project with Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute. Mr. Anutin says the…

  • Việt Nam

    Tin Covid-19: Việt Nam thử nghiệm vaccine virus nCoV trên chuột

    Việt Nam đang hợp tác với Anh nghiên cứu sản xuất vaccine Covid-19, sẽ đánh giá sau hai tuần thử nghiệm trên chuột. Hiện tại, Việt Nam đã bước đầu nghiên cứu thử nghiệm vaccine Covid-19. Các nhà khoa học tạo chủng mang vùng kháng nguyên đặc hiệu của nCoV tại phòng thí nghiệm thành công. Đây là “nguyên liệu”…