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Phuket staff urged to get booster jabs

PHUKET: The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee has issued a statement urging all business operators to get their staff to have booster vaccinations to protect them from COVID-19.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 17 January 2023, 01:23PM

The call came at the first meeting of the committee for the year, held at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Jan 16), and chaired by Phuket Vice Governor Danai Sunantarod.

Vice Governor Danai said that the meeting was held to monitor the situation of COVID-19 in Phuket and the level and preventive vaccination across the island.

“It has been found that at this time the number of infection sites is very small, but the agencies under the Ministry of Public Health have been continually monitoring the situation,” he said.

“At this time Phuket has a number of tourists who are now starting to travel more, and especially at the end of this month during the Chinese New Year we will have more tourists coming into the province,” Vice Governor Danai said.

“Therefore we have to put in place various measures to support [sic],” he added, without making any specific mention of the anticipated influx of visitors from Mainland China.

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“For the part of the public, we ask for their cooperation in getting booster vaccinations by visiting any government hospitals for injections, where in the past few people have received booster vaccinations,” he said.

“In addition, we also ask for cooperation from various [business] establishments to promote employees to get booster vaccination to prevent disease,” V/Gov Danai noted.

Booster vaccination injections are available every day at Vachira Phuket Hospital (at the Luang Por Chaem building), on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Patong Hospital, and on Tuesdays at Thalang and Chalong Hospitals.

“We therefore invite people who have not yet received a booster vaccination to get one at a hospital near their homes,” V/Gov Danai said.

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Pooliekev | 18 January 2023 - 13:03:37

Ah, here we are, over one week from the big arrival and hospitals report - nothing!! Panic over ladies, you can go back to nursing your malted milk. 

Kurt | 18 January 2023 - 12:42:40

To late! The Chinese New Year incoming tourist flow start now! Thai tradition wise, :-) , this 'urge' comes to late!  The booster you take now starts protecting 10 days from now. Than the New Year celebrating Chinese are already back in China. Is here now really nothing time wise urge thinking here in Government? Structures, planning, anticipating, they simply refuse to learn about it. 

harald | 17 January 2023 - 22:58:05

such calls are always funny when you know that even 10 vaccinations do not protect against anything. who says there, multiple vaccinations ensured at least a harmless course, only that: even with unvaccinated to well over 99% harmless course of the flu virus

jamstock | 17 January 2023 - 14:52:02

I really feel sorry for these poor people. 


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