Coronavirus

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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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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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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Coronavirus

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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188 new Covid cases as Anutin says he will get the first Sinovac jab

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said today (Jan. 15) there were 188 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours while Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul allayed fears about Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine by saying he would be the first person to get a dose, Siam Rath newspaper said. Of

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Business

CP Group company acquires 15% stake in China’s Sinovak

HONG KONG-listed Sino Biopharmaceutical, controlled by Charoen Pokphan Group, is investing $515 million (15.4 billion baht) in Sinovak Life Sciences, a company that produces coronavirus vaccine under the brand “Coronavak,” Sanook.com quoted Japanese Nikkei news agency as saying today (Jan. 5). This investment will give Sino Biopharmaceutical a 15% stake in the Chinese firm which

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2 million vaccine doses reaching Thailand during Feb.-April 2021

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said in a Facebook post that as instructed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha he has been negotiating with all Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers and has secured 2 million doses for delivery during February-April 2021, Amarin TV reported today (Dec. 31, 2020). He added that he has reported

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