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Russia denies claims it stole Covid vaccine blueprint from UK

  By Holly Ellyatt, CNBC RUSSIA has vehemently denied new accusations claiming that Russian spies stole the “blueprint” for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and used it to create its own Sputnik V shot, with the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund calling the claims “scientific nonsense.” There have been fresh reports in the British press this

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Coronavirus

Govt inks deal to buy 60m AstraZeneca doses for third booster jabs next year

  THE Public Health Ministry yesterday (Sept. 29) signed a contract to buy 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for third booster jabs next year, Amarin TV said. Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul presided over the contract signing ceremony, worth 18 billion baht, between Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Disease Control Department,

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Senior Thais and expats will receive AstraZeneca vaccine shipped from Japan

THAILAND’S Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) says that senior Thais and foreigners based in Thailand will be given priority for the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which arrived in the country from Japan on July 9, NNT said. CCSA assistant spokeswoman Dr Apisamai Srirangsan said Thais and foreigners aged 60 or over and those with any

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AstraZeneca side effects ‘more common in young people, women’

A PROMINENT virologist said today (June 11) that the side effects of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine are showing up more frequently among young people and women while the Sinovac vaccine has fewer of these after-effects, Thai Rath newspaper said. Dr Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine,

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Hospital group to ask visiting US Deputy Secretary of State for vaccine help

  THE Thai Private Hospital Association will today (June 2) ask Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman during a meeting with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House to help speed up delivery of Moderna coronavirus vaccine, TV Channel 7 said. Dr. Boon Wanasin, chairman of Thonburi Healthcare Group, said he will take representatives from

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Thaksin slams vaccine policy, says some Pfizer vaccine has slipped through

WHILE former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said in a Clubhouse chat that a small amount of  Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived in Thailand and Pfizer (Thailand) Company today (May 5)  denied it has started importing its vaccine, he had also criticised the government’s vaccine policy, Sanook.com said. Thaksin said that although vaccines are not very risky,

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PM, Cabinet put off AstraZeneca jab after scare in Europe

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and cabinet ministers postponed getting their AstraZeneca vaccination shot this morning (March 12) after it was reported that seven European countries had suspended using this brand of coronavirus vaccine over blood clot fears, TV Channel 7 reported. Instead of going to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute at the Public Health Ministry to

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Local news

Health workers first in queue for vaccination

The first 50,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be administered to frontline healthcare workers in Samut Sakhon, Mae Sot district of Tak and in the southern border provinces, a communicable diseases expert revealed. President of the Paediatric Infectious Disease Society of Thailand Dr Tawee Chotpitayasunondh said the first 50,000 doses developed by the University of

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50,000 doses of Italian-made AstraZeneca vaccine coming next month

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it had registered AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine made in Italy on Wednesday January 20 after the company submitted nearly 10,000 pages of documents in making this application, Thai Rath reported today (Jan. 22). The Italian company will deliver the first lot of 50,000 doses next month with another 150,000

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Budget set aside to acquire AstraZeneca vaccine

THE Cabinet today (Nov. 17) allotted a budget of 6.049 billion baht for the procurement of coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and AstraZeneca UK, limited, Siam Rath newspaper reported. Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri, a spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, said the National Vaccine Institute will establish an Advance Market Commitment (AMC) contract for the

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AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial, shares slip on rollout doubts

By Reuters, published by US News London – AstraZeneca has suspended global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine after an unexplained illness in a participant, knocking the British drugmaker’s shares today (Sept. 9) as prospects for an early rollout dimmed. The vaccine to combat Covid-19, which AstraZeneca is developing with the University of Oxford, has

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