Nine-year-old in Phuket claims to suffer sustained severe hair loss after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, Public Health office says not to jump to conclusions

Phuket –

A nine-year-old girl in Thalang has sustained severe hair loss after receiving a second Covid-19 vaccine two months ago and her family and the girl blame it on the vaccine.

Her mother, Mrs. Jeeranan, whose last name was withheld to protect the identity of the child, told the Phuket Express, “My daughter likes to play sports. She is healthy. About two months ago she received a second dose of a Covid -19 vaccine before her hair started to fallout. She was infected with Covid-19 after receiving the vaccine too.”

TPN notes that according to multiple leading Thai doctors like Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, Covid-19 vaccines don’t guarantee stopping transmission of the virus but focus on reducing serious cases and deaths.

“I took her to clinics and hospitals but the hair loss is still getting worse. Doctors cannot identify what cause the hair loss.” The mother added.

The Phuket Public Health Office officials are now investigating the case but have cautioned the public after the story went viral not to jump to conclusions without proven evidence the hair loss was connected to the vaccine, as it could also be connected to other health conditions or even Covid-19.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.