Hospitalisation rate for vaccine recipients released
The hospitalisation rate for people injected with the Sinovac and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines is 20-24 per 100,000 doses, according to the Department of Disease Control.
Dr Chawetsan Namwat said on Thursday that 3.21 million doses of Sinovac vaccine and 1.94 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine had been administered in Thailand so far.
Of the Sinovac vaccine recipients, 993 had serious undesirable symptoms and were admitted to a hospital, a ratio of 20 per 100,000 administered doses (0.020%).
Of the AstraZeneca vaccine recipients, 472 had serious undesirable symptoms and were admitted to a hospital, a rate of 24 per 100,000 administered doses (0.024%).
Dr Chawetsan said common undesirable symptoms of inpatients who received Sinovac vaccine were dizziness (20%), nausea (15%), headache (12%), vomiting (8%), rash (7%), muscle pain (6%), diarrhea (5%) and itching (4%).
"The symptoms are common to other vaccines administered," he said.
Among admitted recipients of AstraZeneca vaccine, common undesirable symptoms were fever (31%), headache (27%), dizziness (21%), nausea (21%), vomiting (20%), muscle pain (15%), fatigue (13%) and diarrhea (7%).
Dr Chawetsan also said 68 people had died after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. Experts had considered 13 of the cases to date, and concluded they had nothing to do with the inoculations.
They died of coincidental events.
Dr Chawetsan said the Covid-19 vaccines being administered in Thailand were safe.
Learn from listening
- administer (verb): to give drugs, medicine, etc. to somebody - ให้ (ยา), จ่ายยา
- coincidental (adj): a situation in which separate things happen by chance at the same time or in the same way - เหตุบังเอิญ
- diarrhea: an illness in which you pass solid waste from your body too often and in a liquid form - อาการท้องร่วง
- dizziness: feeling as if everything is spinning around you and that you are not able to balance - เวียนศีรษะ
- dose: an amount of drug that has been measured so that you can take it - ปริมาณยาที่ให้ต่อครั้ง
- fatigue: extreme physical tiredness usually because of exertion or illness - ความเหนื่อยล้า
- inoculation (noun): an act of protecting a person or an animal from catching a particular disease by injecting them with a mild form of the disease - การฉีดวัคซีน,
- itch: to have an uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch; to make your skin feel like this - คัน
- nausea: the feeling that you are going to vomit (throw up food from the stomach) - อาการคลื่นไส้
- rash: an area of red spots that appear on your skin when you are ill or have a bad reaction to something that you have eaten or touched - ผื่นคัน
- symptoms (noun): signs that someone has an illness - อาการ
- undesirable (adj): not wanted -
- vomit: to empty the contents of the stomach through the mouth - อาเจียน