Hundreds of Thai medical workers get COVID-19 despite Sinovac vaccinations

Hundreds of Thai medical workers get COVID-19 despite Sinovac vaccinations


More than 600 medical workers in Thailand who received two doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine have been infected with COVID-19, health officials said on Sunday.

The Ministry of Public Health said that 618 of the 77,348 medical workers who were vaccinated with Sinovac have contracted the virus between April and July.

A nurse has died from the so-called breakthrough infection and another medical worker is in critical condition, health officials said.

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Senior health official Sopon Iamsirithawon said Sunday that an expert panel has recommended that medical workers who are at risk receive the third dose.

“This will be a different vaccine, either viral vector AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine, which Thailand will be receiving in the near term,” he said, adding that the recommendation will be considered on Monday.

 Thailand recorded a record high of 9,418 community infections on Sunday.

The Southeast Asian County has reported a total of 336,371 cases and 2,711 fatalities since the pandemic began last

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