A research has found that a COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Mahidol University and the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) stimulated strong immunity.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration said it received 35,000 more vials of COVID-19 vaccines equivalent to 350,000-420,000 doses and would use it for the inoculation of registrants whose appointments had been deferred.
People aged 60 years and over and those with seven chronic diseases started to receive COVID-19 vaccines at the Bang Sue Grand Station after their previous inoculation appointments had been postponed.
Relatives were still waiting for 400,000 baht in compensation from the National Health Security Office (NHSO) as a 50-year-old family member died five days after COVID-19 vaccination.
The Secretary of States of the United States promised to increase Thailand’s access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul confirmed that general people would definitely have COVID-19 vaccines on June 7.
People aged 18-59 years can register for COVID-19 vaccination from May 31 onwards.
A patient’s death after COVID-19 vaccination did not result from the inoculation, according to the health minister.
The second lot covering 800,000 doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine was set to arrive in Thailand on March 25, said Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
Five people, given a Covid –19 vaccine reported some side-effects, said Opas Karnkavinpong, Director-General of the Disease Control Department. None was serious.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha allowed the private sector to import COVID-19 vaccines on the condition that they prove vaccine safety with the Food and Drug Administration.
The cabinet acknowledged a plan to procure 63 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Thai people within this year.