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Seoul donates next-gen Covid jabs

Gift marks 65th year of diplomatic ties

The Republic of Korea has donated over 500,000 doses of the bivalent Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Thailand to mark the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The donation means that for the first time since vaccine rollouts began, Thailand has access to the updated Covid-19 vaccine, which targets both the original variant of the virus, as well as its subsequent mutations.

The vaccines were handed over in a ceremony at the Public Health Ministry, which was attended by the South Korean ambassador to Thailand, Moon Seoung-hyun, and other embassy officials, as well as Public Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

The vaccines will be distributed across the country by the end of this month.

Mr Moon said the donation of Pfizer’s BA.1 bivalent…

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