FDA approves new “Covid vaccine” type Bivalent against Omicron BA.4/BA.5

Doctor Thira Assoc.Prof.Dr. Teera Woratanarat Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Facebook post Thira Woratanarat Update on the epidemic situation Oh Micron Yesterday around the world, 528,220 more people were infected, 1,589 more deaths, a total of 607,661,341 people, 6,494,217 deaths. The top 5 infected people are Japan, South Korea, Russia, the United States and Taiwan, while the latest from the US FDA has been approved to use “Covid Vaccine” new generation type Bivalent of Pfizer-Biontech and Modern to inject stimulation needle already

Thailand’s epidemic situation from Worldometer data this morning found that the number of deaths yesterday The 15th highest in the world and 5th in Asia, although the Thai Ministry of Health has adjusted the reporting system from 1 May until the number of reports is greatly reduced.

update from World Health Organization Latest report from WHO Weekly Epidemiological Update last night, August 31, 2022 in the past month. Omicron Occupy 99.6% of outbreaks worldwide. Omicron subspecies BA.5 That proportion increased from 72.4% to 78.2%.

Whereas BA.2 accounted for only 2.7%, the subspecies BA.2.75 (first found in India) was a small percentage. But there is a clearly increasing trend in many countries. need to be vigilant follow closely

However, in the video interview with Dr. Kerkhove MV, WHO published via Twitter last night has warned that many countries currently have a change in the case reporting system and inspection system It is believed that the reported number of infections is lower than the actual number. In the past week It is estimated that it tends to increase more than the previous week. Therefore, it should not be underestimated.

“Covid Vaccine” new generation for disease Covid19 Recently, the US FDA has approved the use of a new type of vaccine. Bivalent of Pfizer-Biontech and Modern to inject stimulation needle already

by vaccine type Bivalent that will cover the original species and BA.4/BA.5 However Pfizer-Biontech It is used for people aged 12 years and over, while Modern It is used for people aged 18 years and over. stimulation needle too Bivalent vaccine That can be given from 2 months after the last dose of vaccination. (Whether the person who got the last needle is the second needle or as a stimulating needle)

For Thailand, we must continue to follow. The outbreak is still severe The infection doesn’t end with just chilling and recovering, but can get severely ill and die. the risk of long-term problems such as Long COVID that undermine the quality of life performance in living and working It can cause various chronic diseases and burden the patient, family and country.

Protecting yourself from infection is the best. Always wear the mask correctly. This will greatly reduce the risk.


1. WHO Weekly Epidemiological Update. WHO. 31 August 2022.
2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines for Use as a Booster Dose. FDA News Release. 31 August 2022.

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