Thai tries Pfizer vaccine 

AstraZeneca  in partnership with Pfizer  is in the final stages of global Covid-19 vaccine trials, placing the company closer to receiving approval for international distribution

In November 2020, Thailand signed an agreement with the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company, which will allow local production and distribution of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine.

Thai woman’s experience with coronavirus vaccine

Screenshot: The Standard

The Standard interviewed Um, a Thai health care worker in England. She received the vaccine on 18th December, and recalls experiencing a mild fever and soreness in her arm after receiving the vaccine.

Covid19vaccineshot-PfizerVaccination shots in Maryland School, U.K.
Image credit: AP News

In England, Covid-19 vaccines are available free of charge.  People will receive them in groups according to their risk levels, as listed below: 

  • First group: Elderly 80+
  • Second group: Health officials who aren’t in the frontline
  • Third group: 60 – Younger age group
  • Children: No shots (No age specification)

Individuals with a history of severe allergic reactions vaccinations will not be given the vaccine. 

Pfizer-PfizerImage credit: Sky News

Safety is a priority

Even though there is news of a vaccine on the horizon, social responsibility is key to mitigating the spread of Covid-19.

While many people are recovering from coronavirus, it’s important to be mindful of those who won’t, especially high-risk groups.

Featured image adapted from: Sky News, The Standard

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