The delivery arrived at the medical supplies storage area at Vachira Hospital Phuket in Phuket Town, where Hospital Director Dr Chalermphong Sukontapol and staff inspected and received the delivery before having the doses moved to a temperature-controlled room.
Of the 50,000 doses delivered, 30,000 will be held at Vachira Phuket Hospital and 20,000 will be moved to Thalang Hospital before being transported to the five vaccination ‘service points’ set up by the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO), Dr Chalermpong explained.
The mass-vaccination campaign, which began last Thursday, is currently seeing more than 7,000 people receive their first vaccination injection a day, Dr Chalermpong said.
Provincial officials are now expecting to be able to ramp that up to 10,000 a day, he said.
“This will expand the vaccination campaign to meet the number of vaccinations required within the specified time [of July 1],” he noted.
“After this, in May and June, Phuket Province will be allocated another 300,000 doses COVID-19 vaccine per month.
“Phuket has requested more than 930,000 doses of the vaccine so that more than 466,000 people in Phuket [sic] can be vaccinated in order for Phuket to be able to receive international tourists without quarantine from July 1,” he added.
Dr Chalermpong urged people wanting to receive a state-provided vaccination to register through the online form posted here: https://www.xn--12cmj6ba0a7b3g4a6fud5d2a.com/
“Those without access to the internet can walk in to register at their local health promotion hospital or contact the village headman for their area,” he said.