705 people get their first Covid jab in Bang Khae
As of Wednesday, 705 people at risk of contracting Covid-19 in Bang Khae district have been vaccinated, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced on Thursday.
The Public Health Ministry and BMA have launched a drive to inoculate 6,000 people facing the risk of infection due to the Bang Khae cluster. The vaccination drive will run until March 21.
Dr Chawin Sirinak, BMA’s deputy permanent secretary, said 705 of the 744 registrants have been vaccinated. Of them, 258 are Thai nationals and 447 migrant workers.
“The remaining 39 were disqualified due to chronic conditions such as high blood pressure,” he said.
Chawin said the BMA has set up more checkpoints and provided seating and fans for people’s comfort.
“Infectious waste is also disposed of more frequently in a bid to gain confidence among people,” he said. “Meanwhile, a Burmese interpreter from World Vision Foundation will help us communicate with Myanmar migrant workers as well.”
Chawin added that those who have been vaccinated will receive their second jab between April 7 and 11.