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All foreigners to get jab next week in national rollout

All foreigners to get jab next week in national rollout

THAILAND: The central government in Bangkok has assured that all foreign nationals living in the kingdom who have registered for vaccination will start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from next Monday (June 7).

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 3 June 2021, 10:09AM


Photo: Bangkok Post

Photo: Bangkok Post

Sophon Iamsirithaworn, Disease Control Department deputy director general, said yesterday (June 2) that vaccination for all foreign diplomats in the country would be carried out the same day as the government’s mass vaccination programme, based upon an advanced reservation system.

“Currently, we have started vaccinating diplomats and their families, and international organisations - such as UN staff, in which they have registered in advance to get a vaccine from designated hospitals,” Dr Sophon said.

According to Dr Sophon, all diplomatic staff, consular representatives and staff from international organisations in Thailand were required to register from June 1–6 via www.ThailandIntervac.com/diplomats.

The booking was required one day in advance of the jab date.

The jab would take place at MedPark Hospital and Vimut Hospital.

“For general foreigners, they can get the jab on the same day as Thais,” Dr Sophon told an online forum titled “Briefing for Thailand Journalists on the National Vaccine Rollout”.

“Emphasis should be given to the elderly and those who have seven underlying diseases.”

The forum was co-hosted by the Public Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) to equip the media with vaccine scheme information so they work in sync with the government.

Dr Sophon went on to say that foreigners who want to get vaccinated are also required to register via www.ThailandIntervac.com. Those who have booked via the Mor Prom Application would get an AstraZeneca jab.

Dr Sophon said there would be more vaccines assigned to Bangkok than other provinces as the population in the capital is dense and the spread of COVID-19 still relatively high.

“There will be almost one million doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac altogether assigned to Bangkok,” Dr Sophon said.

“In the first two weeks, around five hundred thousand doses should be administered.”

The government expects 61 million doses from AstraZeneca and around 10–15 million dozes from Sinovac.

The department is also negotiating with Pfizer to supply another 20 million doses and Johnson & Johnson for 5 million dozes of their vaccine, he said.

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Sir Burr | 04 June 2021 - 08:00:44

The website www.ThailandIntervac.com is for diplomatic staff only.
It may help to check the site first before passing on bad info.

Svcoquette | 03 June 2021 - 15:23:49

Kurt, and except all foreign tourists!

Xi_Virus | 03 June 2021 - 13:41:50

You must be mad to ask for a Xi vaccine that if it doesn't kill you it would be totally useless against Wuhan Virus

Fascinated | 03 June 2021 - 11:57:03

Why does the headline say one thing and the first paragraph another. All foreigners will NOT get the jab next week- just those who have already reigstered. INTERVAC clearly states it is for embassy consulate international staff and their families. Again, not ALL foreigners who want to get the jab.

Christy Sweet | 03 June 2021 - 11:22:37

Maddening, still cannot register.  Can they please hire just one expert native English speaker to construct     
 announcements?  Is that really beyond their capabilities to make sure messaging is accurate and concise? I guess it is is.

Kurt | 03 June 2021 - 11:02:52

Why they not inform correct?
The info should be: " All foreigners get jab next week in national rollout, EXCEPT foreign Retirees".

Heinz | 03 June 2021 - 10:24:18

Thailandintervac app:
The vaccination appointment through this website is for embassy staff, consulates, international organizations and their families only.

 

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