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Close to 70k expats sign for shots

BANGKOK: Almost 70,000 foreign residents have registered for COVID-19 jabs through the expatvac website, according to the Foreign Ministry.

By Bangkok Post

Saturday 16 October 2021, 10:27AM

Photo: Bangkok Post

Photo: Bangkok Post

Vaccination appointments have so far been made for 47,794 expatriates, ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said.

The website was launched on Aug 1 by the Foreign Ministry and the Public Health Ministry for foreign residents of all age groups nationwide to register for their first dose, reports the Bangkok Post.

The accumulated number of foreign residents registered as of Tuesday (Oct 12) was 69,441, he said.

About 80% or 55,560 are under 60 years old.

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Some, 6% (4,628) suffer from one of the seven high-risk health conditions and 0.4% (337) are pregnant women.

Filipinos topped the nationality table with 7,882 people.

According to Chawetsan Namwat, director of the Public Health Ministry’s Health Hazard and Disease Control Division, the ministry has allocated enough doses for foreign residents who registered with the expatvac site.

“Our duty is to distribute vaccines according to the request by the Foreign Ministry so I encourage expatriates who have not yet received the vaccine to register on the website,” he said.

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Christy Sweet | 17 October 2021 - 18:04:29

It's certainly no mystery to me  when I see a certain name on here I know the comment will  be void of discourse from a piss -poor debater. 

r u sure | 17 October 2021 - 14:15:19

Why is it every time I see comments from a certain person on here I am reminded of the Winston Churchill story  "Sir if i was your wife I would poison your tea!"  "Madam if you were my wife I would drink it!!"

Christy Sweet | 17 October 2021 - 10:06:09

Someone needs to catch up- I've been complaining about my TM-29 woes  since June at least- No lease, no registration but my money's good for a extension. 

JohnC | 17 October 2021 - 09:55:34

What about the expats who registered and were vaccinated via the GO Phuket programme. Are they included in these figures?

JohnC | 17 October 2021 - 09:50:00

@Fasciinated. LOL. Nobody fairs better in the DSA (Divided States of America) unless they are very wealthy.

maverick | 17 October 2021 - 07:23:56

70k happy expats, good for them and Thailand and hope for an end to the suffering brought on by this virus

Christy Sweet | 16 October 2021 - 23:46:35

I got 2  free shots by walking into Thalang hospital with no need for the flaming hooped phishing site. None whatsoever. (Second was AZ.) 

Fascinated | 16 October 2021 - 21:58:17

loads of others managed Ms Sweet- maybe time you patched things up with Immigration (and every other agency you have ostracized on the island) . Woule you have fared better in the Yewessay?

Fascinated | 16 October 2021 - 21:56:40

Is this including the ones who have been ripped off by the private hospitals?

agoghome | 16 October 2021 - 19:21:49

Oh dear, Christy Sweet has finally been caught out for not registering her address with immigration. :-)) 

Christy Sweet | 16 October 2021 - 11:25:50

Never was able to get past Immigration's BS TM-29 requirement- bad medicine letting that entity control vaccine distribution. Has anyone actually gotten a shot from that site or was it just a giant Phishing ploy?  


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