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Covid jab registration for all Thai adults from May 31; foreigners must wait till Aug

All Thais aged 18-59 can register for a Covid-19 vaccination from May 31, government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek announced on Monday.

People can register for the jab at the MorPrompt app or Line account, or through public hospitals, health volunteers and other channels. Walk-in registration will also be available as per announcements in each province. Universal registration has been brought forward from July amid record daily numbers of new cases. Registration for the over-60 age group and people with chronic conditions has already opened.

Meanwhile, the Public Health Ministry is also in the process of setting up a vaccination registration system for expats and foreigners working in Thailand. The system is expected to be up and running by August.

Ratchada assured the public that all Covid-19 vaccines registered in Thailand stimulate an effective immune response against the virus.

The country will rely mainly on locally made AstraZeneca vaccine, though it has also approved the Sinovac, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson brands.

Recipients who suffered serious side effects from the vaccination would be compensated by the National Health Security Office (NHSO), Ratchada said.

Data collected for Chiang Mai since April 5 shows only 0.05 per cent of vaccine recipients required hospital treatment for side effects, namely fever.

Published : May 17, 2021

By : The Nation