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Thailand authorizes Covid vaccine injections under the skin

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“One vaccine dose can be used for five intradermal injections,” a Thai doctor said.

Doctors in Thailand have been given the go-ahead to start giving Covid-19 booster shots under the skin, rather than injecting them into muscles, officials said on Monday (Sept 20), in an effort to strengthen immunity and stretch vaccine supplies.

Dr Chalermpong Sukonthaphon, director of the Vachira Hospital in Phuket, said his hospital had been given the green light to use the technique from Friday as trials had shown that it triggered a similar immune response to the regular method.

Straitstimes.com report

 

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** This post was originally published on September 21, 2021 **