Mix match for vaccines new trend as Thailand joins bandwagon despite cautionary advice from WHO

WORLD – Mix and match for vaccines is becoming a global trend as various countries are embracing the use of two different vaccines for their citizens. In Thailand, AstraZeneca vaccines are going to be used as a second dose for those who received Sinovac shots as the first dose in a move that is set to improve protection against COVID-19. The move is the first publicly announced mix-and-match of a Chinese vaccine and a Western-developed shot, as a new preliminary Thai study raised doubts about the long-term protection of the…

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Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Pharmaceutical inks deal with Moderna to sell Covid-19 shots

DUBAI – Moderna and Tabuk Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company, a fully owned subsidiary of Astra Industrial Group, a leading Saudi pharmaceuticals company, have announced a three-year partnership to commercialize the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and future variant-specific booster candidates in Saudi Arabia. Under the terms of this agreement, Tabuk Pharmaceuticals will hold the marketing authorization for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia. The contract, which is renewable, allows Tabuk the possibility to discuss opportunities to distribute other Moderna mRNA products if authorized in the future. “We appreciate the collaboration of Tabuk…

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