Friday, September 17, 2021

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Govt campaigns for people to get their Covid jab


In a bid to build herd immunity and reduce the number of Covid-19 cases as soon as possible, the government has been encouraging people to get their jabs.

Currently, people can sign up for a jab via the Mor Phrom (Doctors Ready) Line application, make an appointment with medical facilities or even show up at the vaccination venues.

Meanwhile, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) is advising people who want to receive a Covid-19 jab without registering to:

• Check out which medical facility provides the service or the nearest vaccination venue

• Prepare ID card or other identity documents like passport

• Inform officials at medical facilities or vaccination station – if the queue is full, officials will make an appointment with the recipient for the following day

• Those with chronic diseases are advised to consult a doctor before getting a jab.

The Public Health Ministry has indicated that around 30 per cent of the jabs will be booked through the Mor Phrom app, 50 per cent through hospitals and 20 per cent will be walk-ins.

However, it said, adjustments can be made depending on the circumstances.

 

Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit, Public Health Ministry’s permanent secretary, said mass vaccinations will be rolled out from June, once all preparations have been made. He also said Thailand will have enough Covid-19 vaccines for everyone.

Published : May 14, 2021

By : The Nation