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Pfizer vaccine approved by Thai FDA

THAILAND: The COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Thailand yesterday (June 24), senior health official Paisan Dankhum has confirmed.

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By The Phuket News

Friday 25 June 2021, 09:07AM


An order for 20 million doses of the Pfizer have been made by Thailand. Photo: AFP

An order for 20 million doses of the Pfizer have been made by Thailand. Photo: AFP

The Pfizer vaccine nows joins five others previously approved, including Chinese-manufactured Sinovac and Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.

There are plans for Thailand to order 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine which are expected to be received by the end of the year although no exact details on date, how or where to access or price were provided.

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ematt | 26 June 2021 - 11:24:00

Cheers Christy. You are correct that Sinovac is relatively less effective against Delta, but it is still far superior to nothing, in terms of preventing severe illness or death. AZ is quality controlled through testing at international labs (this required by the main company). But of course you have every right to wait if you wish.

Christy Sweet | 25 June 2021 - 22:15:26

Ematt Thank you  I know, but remark as one will be relatively useless against Delta and the other is Thai made and thus completely suspect in quality- as is the formula, IMO.  

ematt | 25 June 2021 - 18:07:20

Christy, just for information, neither Sinovac nor AZ are mRNA vaccines.

Christy Sweet | 25 June 2021 - 13:48:54

Just read about Novavax, US made and older technology if you are reluctant  with m-RNA and has 90% efficacy. It hit the trials on the down slope  so got lost in the hype of Pfizer, etc. See The Atlantic for the article.  

Kurt | 25 June 2021 - 11:48:27

Pfizer, long time ago approved/ already 'world wise' in use as vaccine, just now approved by Thailand, the hub of slowness? How can they expect the vaccine to arrive by end of the year as by now there are just ( thai) plans only to order. Pfizer is doing very well as vaccine. Thailand is late, will be at bottom of waiting list by the time they turn plans in order request.

 

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