3.7m Moderna Doses Arriving This Month

Moderna Vaccine

ZP Therapeutics, a division of Zuellig Pharma, will deliver 3.7 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and private hospitals this month, the company’s general manager in Thailand said yesterday.

Sunaina Kitkasetpaisarn said the COVID-19 situation was still worrying, particularly with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

A 50-microgramme booster dose of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine could increase neutralising antibody levels 37-fold above pre-boost levels, while a 100-microgramme booster dose could boost them about 83 times, she said.

The company delivered 1.3 million doses yesterday and plans to deliver 870,000 more tomorrow and 1.53 million on 17th January, she said.

There were 5,775 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more fatalities recorded during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry said yesterday morning.

The rise from 3,899 daily infections on Wednesday prompted the government to raise the Covid alert level to 4.