Coronavirus

Foreign Ministry halts donation of Moderna vaccine by Poland

  THE Thai Foreign Ministry has halted the donation of 3 million doses of Moderna vaccine by Poland to Thammasat University Hospital pointing out that this is not a state-to-state donation and the original manufacturer too has to give consent, Thansettakij newspaper said today (Oct. 25) This action was taken after Dr. Boon Wanasin, chairman

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Coronavirus

Moderna shares up after revealing single-shot vaccine booster for Covid and flu

  By CNBC and Siam Rath MODERNA shares rose yesterday (Sept. 10) after it announced it’s developing a two-in-one vaccine booster shot that protects against both Covid-19 and the seasonal flu. The new vaccine, which the company is calling mRNA-1073, combines Moderna’s current Covid vaccine with a flu shot that’s also under development, according to

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Army colonel in hot water for seeking Moderna vaccine for military personnel

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters AN ARMY COLONEL attached to the Thai Armed Forces headquarters will be disciplinarily punished for trying to obtain Moderna vaccine for purported use among military personnel and their family members. Deputy Thai Armed Forces headquarters spokesman Maj. Gen. Thirapong Pattamasing said today (July 23) the colonel in question, who is

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Business

Thai firm plans to import world’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals

SUPREME Pharmatech, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in Thailand, plans to import 10,000 doses of the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals, NNT said today (May 30). Supreme Pharmatech CEO, Milint Wintarasiri, said the company is in negotiations with the manufacturer, Carnivac-Cov, to import the vaccine. She said that this is a good opportunity to contribute

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Coronavirus

Private hospitals plan to order 5 million doses of Moderna vaccine

THE Private Hospital Association is expected to use Moderna shots for its own inoculation programme, alongside the government’s mass rollout of AstraZeneca and Sinovac Biotech vaccines, NNT said today (May 24). Deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said the group of over 200 private hospitals is currently reviewing orders from its members and will procure the

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Coronavirus

GPO starts human trials of domestically developed Covid-19 vaccine

THE Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has started human trials of a domestically developed Covid-19 vaccine and expects to deploy it next year, NNT said today (March 23, 2021) The trials are being conducted in cooperation with Mahidol University’s Faculty of Tropical Medicine by delivering shots to 18 volunteers on Monday. The home-grown vaccine candidate is

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Coronavirus

Prayut receives first lot of vaccine from China’s Sinovac

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha went to the warehouse at Suvarnabhumi Airport today (Feb. 24) to receive the country’s first 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine after their arrival from Beijing and declared that this shipment returns the smile to Thailand, Sanook.com said. Accompanying him were Deputy Premier and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and other senior

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Local news

Thanathorn off the hook as court revokes vaccine video clip order

THE Criminal Court today (Feb. 8) revoked a previous order suspending a video clip Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit had released on social media questioning the government’s coronavirus vaccine policy as sought by the the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, Thai Rath newspaper said. The earlier court order had instructed Thananthorn to suspend the video,

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