Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years old to arrive for local distribution tomorrow, Thai Covid Center reports

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The first lot of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for children between 5 to 11 years old is scheduled to arrive in Thailand tomorrow, January 26th, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today.

Dr. Sumanee Wacharasint, the CCSA assistant spokesperson, revealed that the vaccination for the juniors had been approved in Thailand which was the Pfizer-BioNTech (orange cap).

The first lot would arrive on Wednesday and would be prioritized for children with health conditions. The children, with parental consent, should receive the vaccine at designated hospitals or medical facilities.

The next lot of vaccination for children aged 5-11 would be available at education institutions in all provinces as approved by the Provincial Communicable Disease Committees. The distribution would begin for primary 6 students (11 years old), followed by primary 5, 4, and 3, respectively.

The spokesperson clarified that the orange-cap Pfizer is produced for children at a certain age only. The purple-cap Pfizer is for adults and cannot be inoculated in the young. During the first week after vaccination, children are not encouraged to engage in or perform any hard physical activities to minimize side effects and in accordance with the recommendations for vaccination in children.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.