The government has set itself the ambitious target of administering 1 million doses of Covid vaccines per day from next Friday. The Department of Disease Control announced this goal and said, through Dr. Grandpa Karnkawinpong, the director of this department, that they plan to give 50% of the population their first dose by the end of the month, or in 11 days.
The DDC, as the department is briefly referred to, says it is part of an overarching plan to revive the economy, especially before peak seasons in November and December. This plan is also intended to ring the school bell and welcome visitors from abroad again.
Dr Opas went on to say that the main vaccine used is the mix of Sinovac and AstraZeneca.
Media outlets are taking the opportunity to inform you that Thailand has purchased large numbers of Covid vaccines from abroad in recent weeks and that the DDC is pushing the Thai population every day to be fully vaccinated
Furthermore, the DDC plans to move away from vaccinating people in the country’s capital, Bangkok, and extend their vaccination efforts to the remote provinces and vaccinate the most deprived.
Last month, the Thai government announced that nearly 90% of Bangkok residents had received their first dose of a Covid vaccine. Last week, the government suspended plans to reopen Bangkok for 2 weeks as most Bangkok residents are still waiting for the second dose of a Covid vaccine. Last Thursday, 37% of Bangkok residents were fully vaccinated.
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