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AstraZeneca in Phuket, mass vaccination of elderly, people with risk medical conditions begins

AstraZeneca in Phuket, mass vaccination of elderly, people with risk medical conditions begins

PHUKET: The mass vaccination of people who are older than 60 years old and those with risk medical conditions by administering the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be deployed in Phuket began yesterday (June7).

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 11:42AM

The drive is to vaccinate 24,000 people in the special risk group over three days, concluding tomorrow (June 9), reported the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket).

The local government report noted that the vaccinations came on the first day of mass vaccinations for Thai people nationwide.

National reports have marked that more than 300,000 people in the country received their first vaccination injection yesterday, which was designated by Bangkok officials as ‘national vaccination day’.

The vaccinations administered yesterday were carried at the six vaccination centres across the island, reported PR Phuket.

Medical staff and volunteers had wheelchairs available for those who have difficulty walking and helped the walking impaired to proceed through the vaccination process smoothly, the report added.

At the Angsana Laguna Phuket resort, golf carts were used to ferry people to and from the car park, the report noted.

Internal - Phuket Live Radio 89.5

No people were reported as suffering serious side effects from receiving vaccination injections, though medical staff were on standby for any such incidents, PR Phuket said.

So far, more than 24,000 people in the special risk group have registered in Phuket to be vaccinated, the report said.

Those from the special risk group unable to present themselves for vaccination over the three days will be able to receive a vaccination injection on Thursday (June 10), PR Phuket said.

PR Phuket this morning reported that as of Monday (June 7), about 67% of the target 466,587 of Phuket’s population had been injected with a first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 98,949 had received their second shot.

A total of 386,049 people have registered for the vaccination drive in Phuket, the report added.

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Dave_C | 10 June 2021 - 09:07:50 has fixed the drop down choices today but you still can't make an appointment even though it says the vaccine is available. (NOTE - in Bangkok)

Vaccine Remain (Approximately)
Sinovac : 150 AstraZeneca : 150
Date selected
15:00 - 16:00


Dave_C | 09 June 2021 - 12:48:51

The website allows registrations for foreigners over 60 between 12pm and 3pm but the registration process does not work because the drop down choices have not been enabled and  then it will not accept the registration because of the missing inputs. 

Dave_C | 09 June 2021 - 07:41:22

No that it not the point ! 
It is just the ability to register.  The same as the 70 million Thai Nationals.
Phuket opens in 3 weeks. Paid or free - it does not matter to most.

ematt | 08 June 2021 - 20:05:25

70 million people in Thailand and a handful expats screaming because they are not at the front of the line. Jeesh.

Christy Sweet | 08 June 2021 - 18:18:20

AZ has not 'arrived' it was manufactured in Thailand by a company that has never made a vaccine before as reported by Bkk Post . It will also require 
 a second dose within 4 weeks which has been mentioned was  going to be stretched out to 4 months.  NO THANKS. 

Dave_C | 08 June 2021 - 15:39:20

<input type="text" class="form-control " name="idCardNumber" id="idCardNumber" value="" onkeyup="checkIdCard(this)" placeholder="" required="">


From their own code from the website.

Dave_C | 08 June 2021 - 15:37:16

<input type="text" class="form-control " minlength="13" maxlength="13" name="idCardNumber" id="idCardNumber" value="" onkeyup="checkIdCard(this)" oninput="this.value = this.value.replace(/[^0-9.]/g, '').replace(/(..*?)..*/g, '$1');" placeholder="" required="&qu...

Dave_C | 08 June 2021 - 15:09:41

The OnKeyPress event handler in the code excludes everything but numbers in user input on the Phuket must win website. 
It is a 30 second fix to allow alphabetical input. 
It is not a code problem which prevents online registration. More likely a purposeful government decision, Remember it was stated that Hospital or other Admin. centres would be advised.

Indicates deliberate intent to me |||

SueYu2 | 08 June 2021 - 14:56:01

Now that Astra Zeneca vacc has arrived they're certainly NOT going to give any to foreigners before Thais are they?

maverick | 08 June 2021 - 13:17:07

If they cant produce an app to allow us to register (we dont have ID number and passport Numbers and formats vary by nationality) why cant we register manually - perhaps they worried about thousands rocking up at hospitals 

Foot | 08 June 2021 - 12:48:23

Still no way to register.  By the way, who owns the company that produces the vaccine in Thailand?


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