Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // Uncategorized // Health ministry recommends a booster vaccine dose every 4 months

Health ministry recommends a booster vaccine dose every 4 months

Stock photo

Thailand’s health ministry says those who’ve already received 3 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine should get a booster dose every 4 months to remain protected from severe symptoms. Dr Opas Karnkawinpong from the Department of Disease Control says research shows immunity wanes around 3 to 4 months after vaccination.

According to a Bangkok Post report, he says people in high-risk groups should get a booster every 4 months. This includes people over the age of 60, those with underlying health conditions, and pregnant women. Opas says other people who may have compromised immune systems should also get a booster, as should anyone who plans to travel abroad.

Addressing the question of waning immunity in children, Opas says a recent study shows that a dose of Sinovac, followed by a dose of Pfizer, can boost immunity in young children between the ages of 5 and 11.

“The sub-committee’s decision approves a low-dose Moderna shot or 25 micrograms per dose for children aged 6 to 11 years. The gap between each shot should be 4 to 12 weeks.”

Opas adds that while people can generally receive other vaccines on the same day that they’ve received a Covid vaccine, this does not apply in the case of viral vector vaccines. Viral vector vaccines require a gap of 1 month, as they use live viruses and getting simultaneous vaccines on the same day would lower the Covid vaccine’s efficacy. AstraZeneca, one of the commonly administered Covid-19 vaccines in Thailand, is an example of a viral vector vaccine.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1

TRENDING

5 Star Marine Phuket

You May Also Like

Phuket News

Saturday, July 20, 2024 – Phuket weather, sunset times, air quality and tides (7am) Excellent weekend ahead with stable, if overcast, weather. Milder temperatures with...

Phuket News

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – Phuket weather forecast Increasing cloud today with a corresponding increase in winds from east. The slightly overcast conditions should...

National News

UPDATE: There has been another NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) issued in the past 24 hours which changes Item 5, which MAY provide an...

Phuket Life

No. The December 26, 2004, event, known as the Asian Tsunami, Indian Ocean Tsunami or the Boxing Day Tsunami, was an extremely rare event...