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Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration has denied Sinopharm’s request to administer Covid vaccinations to children over 3 years old. The FDA cited a lack of data on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Dr Paisan Dankhum, the Deputy Secretary General of the FDA, says the FDA committee and experts across many agencies had discussed the safety and effectiveness of the Sinopharm vaccine last week following Biogenie Tech, a distributor of Sinopharm in Thailand, filing a request to widen the age group for Sinopharm to include Children over 3 years old, earlier this month. They would ultimately reject the request […]

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For older children, government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul says the Pfizer vaccinations for children between the ages of 12 and 17 are still voluntary and ultimately the parents’ decision. She adds that students will not be forced to get vaccinated before going back to school in 2 months. She adds that parents will be given more information to make an informed decision prior to parents giving their consent for their kids to get vaccinated.

Another "interesting" report by Jack Arthur, which leaves it unclear if children can definitely go back to school if unvaccinated, but fortunately the source (the Pattaya Mail) is very clear and leaves no room for any doubt (their bold):

" Meanwhile, government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said yesterday that Pfizer injections among children aged 12-17 years old are voluntary under their parents’ decisions and considerations. They will not be forced to get shots before going to school by this November.

She stated: “To assist with decision-making, information about vaccines will be provided. Pros and cons will be clarified to both parents and students before filling out the consent whether they agree to be vaccinated before going to school.”

“Once vaccinated, the student’s information will be stored in the database of the Ministry of Public Health to continuously monitor the symptoms after the injection. Students who aren’t injected, however, will be welcome to attend school in person and we will not mandate vaccinations as a requirement to go back to school.” Traisulee stated."

This seems to be a major change from what was  reported before, that allowing children to go back to school would be conditional on their being vaccinated, although that report was also unclear - and, in hindsight, also from Jack Arthur.

 

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