Regional Round-up Podcast: Why Thailand is mixing Covid-19 vaccines to desperately boost protection

Besides Thailand, a growing number of countries are looking at mix-and-match approaches to better protect against highly transmissible Covid-19 variants. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Regional Round-up Ep 6: Why Thailand is mixing Covid-19 vaccines to desperately boost protection

10:06 mins

Synopsis: Every week, The Straits Times analyses South-east Asia's top news developments.

The Straits Times' regional correspondent Leslie Lopez chats with Money FM's Elliott Danker and Glenn van Zutphen about the following points:

1. Malaysia's mass testing of the workers and volunteers at the Ideal Convention Centre in Shah Alam (2:00)

2. Malaysia's aim to have 60% of the population immunised by end-September (4:59)

3. Thailand's decision to mix two kinds of vaccines to further boost protection against Covid-19 (6:45)

4. What is the issue with anti-vaxxers in the Philippines? (8:24)

Produced by: The Breakfast Huddle, Money FM 89.3, Ernest Luis & Aleemah Basirah

Edited by: Dan Koh

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