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Chulabhorn Royal Academy to buy 8 million Moderna doses to use as boosters

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Chulabhorn Royal Academy to buy 8 million Moderna doses to use as boosters
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The Chulabhorn Royal Academy has announced that it will purchase 8 million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, to be administered as boosters during 2022. The CRA is 1 of 5 agencies with the authority to procure alternative Covid-19 vaccines and has already purchased supplies of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine. According to the CRA, the Moderna delivery will happen in stages, between the first and third quarter of next year.

The announcement follows the news that the Thai Red Cross is also purchasing 2 million Moderna doses through the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation. The doses will be administered for free to specified target groups, while 5 million doses being purchased by private hospitals through the GPO will be administered for a fee during the last quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2022.

According to a Thai PBS World report, Dr Nithi Mahanonda from the CRA says that in phase 3 clinical trials, the vaccine demonstrated over 94% efficacy, with serious side-effects being very rare. Out of 1 million doses administered, 2.5 patients experienced severe side-effects. The vaccine has also been shown to boost immunity against the Beta, Gamma, and Delta variants.

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SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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