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Over 35k foreign residents register online for jabs

Over 35k foreign residents register online for jabs

BANGKOK: More than 35,000 foreign residents have registered for COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Foreign Ministry.

By Bangkok Post

Friday 6 August 2021, 11:25AM

The ‘ExpatVac’ website launched last Sunday (Aug 1). Photo: Bangkok Post

The ‘ExpatVac’ website launched last Sunday (Aug 1). Photo: Bangkok Post

Spokesman Tanee Sangrat said that as of Tuesday (Aug 3), a total of 35,455 expatriates across the country had registered with for vaccination services. Of them, 7,793 are over 60, 2,500 have underlying health conditions and 143 are pregnant.

The registration site for COVID-19 vaccinations was launched on Sunday morning for foreign residents in all provinces across the country who have not yet received a dose.

Mr Tanee said priority will be given to those aged 60 years and above, those who are at least 12 weeks pregnant, and those who have any of seven underlying medical conditions.

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The applicants will be informed of the date and place for the first dose of vaccination when their slots are ready.

For Thai students planning to study abroad this year, he said those in Bangkok can register for vaccination at while those in the provinces can register at

The students must submit documents including a student visa and proof of enrolment in an educational institute abroad.

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DeKaaskopp | 07 August 2021 - 16:20:59

@ematt     555

ematt | 07 August 2021 - 10:44:13

Kurt is feeling unwanted again. (And honestly, I think for good reason....)

Pascale | 07 August 2021 - 10:15:51

@Kurt   "Something what very rich Thai sparely do "  And how do you know that. Do you have access to to their accounts ? I bet some rich people donate more money than you will ever spend till the end of your life. You must be very envious ! Poor soul !

JohnC | 07 August 2021 - 09:54:03

The website does not currently work. All I get is an error messages saying "Can't reach this page".

Kurt | 07 August 2021 - 02:59:44

@beachshak, of course they want your money but not want you. Don't forget to donate to the poor Thai on Phuket. Something what very rich Thai sparely do. Thailand is a hard a-social inconsiderate money society. Never was the cap between rich and poor Thai greater than now. It are great times for Thai business HiSo's.

beachshak | 06 August 2021 - 17:57:11

I Came back in April on a STV the only Visa being issued in AUS, did quarantine, intended buy Villa+ Ellite Visa+ learn Thai, cannot change to any visa, feel like being punished for coming on a STV, you would think they want my money in this economy, There is no STV visa option on this link nor Phuketwin application, I am unvaccinated + 0 visa flexibility not feeling welcome Thai Gov! 

Svcoquette | 06 August 2021 - 13:35:25

People who do not wear a mask properly should not be allowed to get a vaccination. The medical staff should insist on this and instruct people how to properly wear a mask. Photos like this may make people think it's ok not to cover their nose.

CaptainJack69 | 06 August 2021 - 12:09:59

There a few countries in the world where students can go to study where it wont be easier to get vaccinated there, yes Thailand, EVEN as a foreigner most countries will happily vaccinate you, and for free.


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