As per the vaccine’s Thai importer, young kids will only receive half of the adult dose of Moderna Covid-19.
The Thai Food and Drug Administration approved the Moderna vaccination for children aged 6 to 11 years old on Monday.
Sunaina Kitkasetpaisal, general manager of vaccine distributer ZP Therapeutics Zuellig Pharma Thailand, noted, “Receivers in this age will get two jabs of 50 microgram Moderna injections separated by 28 days.”
Two 50mg dosages for children aged 6-11 are equally effective against Covid-19 as two 100mg doses for adults aged 18-25, according to studies.
According to her, the Moderna vaccine has already been licenced in Australia, Canada, and Europe for children aged six and up.
Moderna is an mRNA vaccine that causes the body’s cells to produce a spike-like protein identical to that of the Covid-19 virus. Following that, the immune system is activated, which defends the body from infection.
“We are delighted to support the government’s goal of converting to endemic Covid-19 in the near future,” Sunaina said.
As per the authorities, Covid-19 will be declared endemic by July.
On Saturday, Thailand reported 5,377 new Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths. In the meantime, 5,775 people have been released from hospitals. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 2,183,320 incidents.
As of Friday, Thailand had administered slightly more than 136 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. 56.563 million people received their first jabs, 52.108 million received their second jabs, and 27.391 million received boosters.