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Govt to roll out new vaccine next month

People get a Covid-19 jab at a vaccination centre managed by City Hall at the Thai-Japanese Youth Center in Din Daeng district, Bangkok on Jan 8. (File photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The Public Health Ministry will begin the roll-out of Pfizer’s BA.1 bivalent Covid-19 vaccine next month, according to Dr Thares Krasanairawiwong, chief of the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

He said the vaccine, donated by South Korea, will be administered as boosters to vulnerable people, known as the “608” group, which includes senior citizens and those who have chronic conditions, as well as medical personnel and frontline workers.

The Department of Medical Sciences is expected to complete its inspection of the vaccine this week, and the DDC…

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