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Bangkok convenience stores to offer jabs from June 7


All adults in Bangkok can book their Covid-19 vaccination at convenience stores from June 7, City Hall said on Thursday.

“We are now asking operators to help to reserve vaccinations through convenience stores, malls and hospitals,” said Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) spokesperson Pongsakorn Kwanmuang.

Guidelines for people aged 18-59 who want to reserve a jab from June 7 would be announced next Tuesday (May 25), he added.

The announcement came after the National Communicable Diseases Committee instructed all provincial governors to launch on-site registration for jabs from June 7.

Bangkok has reserved all of its allocated vaccine to inoculate at-risk medical and frontline staff battling 34 cluster outbreaks in the capital. The Public Health Ministry is deploying additional vaccine doses to the worst-hit districts. So far, 519,022 doses have been administered in Bangkok.

Another 2.5 million jabs are expected to arrive in June, allowing vaccination centres across Bangkok to open to all adults aged 18-59.

Meanwhile, those aged over 60 or with chronic health conditions who have already registered for jabs via the Mor Prom app and other channels are still advised to get vaccinated at hospital so they can be monitored by a doctor

Published : May 20, 2021

By : The Nation