- January 25, 2021
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- Category: Daily News
- The government plans to begin Thailand’s national vaccine rollout from 14 Feb 21, starting with healthcare and front-line workers, according to the Public Health Ministry.
- As vaccine availability remains limited, target groups with higher infection risks will be administered the shots during the first of a three-phased rollout plan, permanent secretary of public health Kiattiphum Wongrajit said on 25 Jan 21.
- Health workers in Samut Sakhon province, the epicentre of the latest outbreak, would be the first to be inoculated, then elderly and people with chronic diseases.
- The government aims to inoculate at least 50% of the population before the end of 2021. Other details of the inoculation programme are:
- In the second phase, from May-Dec 21, the vaccination programme will be expanded to all regions
- In the final phase, from Jan 22 onward, there will be enough vaccines to distribute to the entire population to create herd immunity
- Vaccines will be provided free of charge and will not be compulsory, said Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
- The government will launch a platform called ‘Mor Prom’ or ‘Doctor’s Ready’ to facilitate its vaccination programme; users can make appointments for the shots and health authorities can monitor any adverse effects
External Link : https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2056803/thailand-set-to-start-covid-19-vaccinations-feb-14