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Foreigners like you and me can already get a vaccination against the Covid19 virus next week


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The Thai government has announced that all foreigners living in Thailand who have registered for vaccination will be able to receive the Covid19 vaccine from next Monday.

Sophon Iamsirithaworn, the director of the Department of Disease Control, stated yesterday that the vaccination for all foreign diplomats in the country would be carried out on the same day as the government’s mass vaccination program based on the advanced registration system.

“Currently, we have started vaccinating diplomats and their families, and international organizations – such as UN personnel, where they have pre-registered to receive a vaccine from designated hospitals,” said Dr. sophon.

According to Dr Sophon, all diplomatic staff, consular representatives and employees of international organizations in Thailand were required to register from June 1-6 at www.ThailandIntervac.com/diplomats. A vaccination date is also set at the same time.

The vaccinations would take place at MedPark Hospital and Vimut Hospital.

“All other foreigners can get the vaccinations on the same day as the Thai population,” said Dr Sophon on an online forum titled “Briefing for Thailand Journalists on the National Vaccine Rollout”.

“It emphasizes the elderly and those with seven underlying diseases.”

The forum was co-organized by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) to equip the media with information on vaccine schedules so that they are in sync with the public as well as with the government.

dr. Sophon continued that foreigners wishing to be vaccinated must also register at www.ThailandIntervac.com. Those who booked through the Mor Prom application will receive an AstraZeneca shot.

dr. Sophon said more vaccines would be allocated to Bangkok than other provinces as the population in the capital is dense and the spread of Covid-19 is still relatively high.

“A total of nearly one million doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac will be allocated to Bangkok,” said Dr. sophon.

“In the first two weeks, about five hundred thousand doses have to be administered. The Thai government expects 61 million doses of AstraZeneca and about 10-15 million doses of Sinovac in the near term.

The division is also negotiating with Pfizer to provide an additional 20 million doses and Johnson & Johnson for 5 million feathers of their vaccine, the division’s director of disease control said.

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