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Nearly 1,000 people get Covid-19 jab in Bangkok hotspot district


On Thursday, 961 people at risk of contracting Covid-19 in Bang Khae district were inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said on Friday.

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Nearly 1,000 people get Covid-19 jab in Bangkok hotspot district

The vaccine drive started on Wednesday with 705 people being inoculated at BMA’s mobile vaccination unit in Sirisetthanont Market.

The Public Health Ministry and the BMA aimed to inoculate 6,000 people facing the risk of infection due to the Bang Khae cluster. The vaccination drive will run until March 21.

Nearly 1,000 people get Covid-19 jab in Bangkok hotspot district

Chawin Sirinak, BMA’s deputy permanent secretary, said 961 of the 1,000 registrants were vaccinated on Thursday, while 39 people did not get the jab either due to high blood-pressure or change of mind.

Nearly 1,000 people get Covid-19 jab in Bangkok hotspot district

“Three people who got vaccinated on Thursday have shown non-severe side-effects such as dizziness and being lightheaded. The patients got better after about 30 minutes of rest,” he said.

Chawin added that those who had been vaccinated would receive their second jab between April 7 and 11.

Published : March 19, 2021

By : THE NATION