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WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2022
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Thailands Covid-19 vaccines making good progress, govt allocates another THB4.8 billion

Thailands Covid-19 vaccines making good progress, govt allocates another THB4.8 billion

SUNDAY, November 28, 2021
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Four locally developed Covid-19 vaccines are now being tried out on humans, deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Dhnadirek said on Saturday.

She added that a budget of 4.8 billion baht has been earmarked for the research and development of these vaccines.

The status of the four vaccines is as follows:

Thailands Covid-19 vaccines making good progress, govt allocates another THB4.8 billion

NDV-HXP-S

This vaccine developed by the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation in collaboration with Mahidol University entered the second phase of trials on humans on August 16 and results can be expected in December. The project is set to seek funding for third-phase trials.

This project has already received 45.88 million baht from the government via the National Vaccine Institute.

Thailands Covid-19 vaccines making good progress, govt allocates another THB4.8 billion

Chula-Cov19

Developed by Chulalongkorn University’s Vaccine Research Centre, this vaccine entered second-phase trials on humans in August and results can be expected in December.

This project has received 375 million baht via the National Vaccine Institute and the Cabinet approved another 2.31 billion baht for the vaccine’s third-phase trials and emergency production.

Baiya SARS-CoV-2 Vax

This vaccine, developed by Chulalongkorn University start-up Baiya Phytopharm, entered the first phase of trials on humans in October.

The project has received 160 million baht under the government’s loan scheme, while the Cabinet has approved another 1.3 billion baht for third-phase trials.

Covigen

Developed by BioNet-Asia, this vaccine entered the first phase of trials on humans on June 25. The company is getting ready for the second phase of human trials and has already received 650 million baht under the government’s loan scheme.

“Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is paying close attention to Covid-19 vaccine projects and is ready to allocate funds to support research and development, efficiency tests and registration, in a bid to maintain Thailand’s vaccine stability,” Ratchada said.

“These vaccines are seen as another hope to contain the spread of Covid-19 and boost Thailand’s public health system in the long run,” she added.

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