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Moderna seeks to enter Thai vaccine market

Moderna seeks to enter Thai vaccine market

THAILAND: US-based pharmaceutical company Moderna has confirmed it will be submitting an application to Thai health authorities this month to approve its COVID-19 vaccine, a health official said yesterday (Mar 11).

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By The Phuket News

Friday 12 March 2021, 09:07AM


Moderna has submitted its application to register its vaccine in Thailand. Photo: AFP.

Moderna has submitted its application to register its vaccine in Thailand. Photo: AFP.

Additionally, Indian firm Bharat Biotech has begun the process of submitting the required documentation for registration of its vaccine, senior Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Surachoke Tangwiwat confirmed.

The Indian company’s vaccine has returned interim efficacy rates of 81% in late-stage clinical trials, it confirmed earlier this month.

As Thailand gears up for its mass vaccination drive, these vaccines would complement those already approved and being offered from Chinese manufacturer Sinovac and British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca. The FDA also confirmed yesterday that it expects to reach a decision on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine later this month.

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So far approximately 36,000 of the 200,000 recently received doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac have been administered. An additional 800,000 doses are expected to arrive on March 25, to be used predominantly for high-risk groups and health workers.

There have been 117,300 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine received thus far, which Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha and his cabinet will be inoculated with today.

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Capt B | 14 March 2021 - 14:04:07

Given the choice, you can throw all those other vaccines in the garbage.
Moderna would be my #1 Choice, & tell that to the idiot Australian Government too. 

DeKaaskopp | 12 March 2021 - 12:12:15

Kurt, if it's to slow for you here then why don't you fly back to your homecountry and apply for a shot over there.Your constant whining is annoying.

Kurt | 12 March 2021 - 09:39:51

It all goes sooooo sloooow in Thailand. By the time whole USA has been vaccinated Thailand will be still in tiger paper work stage 'organizing' vaccinations handling. Have the Thai population vaccinated before opening Thailand in October. Time enough to do that in 7 months.

 

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