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Bangkok gets its 4th vaccination station, 21 more to be set up within May


The process of setting up a vaccination site on the second floor of a Big C shopping mall in Bang Bon area was overseen on Tuesday by Bangkok governor Asin Kwanmuang.

Shots will be administered to up to 3,000 people from 8.30am to 4.30pm at this site daily, the governor said.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), in cooperation with the Board of Trade, has set up vaccination stations in three locations so far – Central Plaza Lat Phrao, the Mall Bang Kapi and Samyan Mitrtown. The aim is to set up 25 such stations across the city by the end of this month.

Meanwhile, jabs are currently being administered to registered at-risk frontline workers such as teachers, bus drivers, garbage collectors, delivery and daycare centre staff before it is rolled out to the general public in June.

Bangkok gets its 4th vaccination station, 21 more to be set up within May Bangkok gets its 4th vaccination station, 21 more to be set up within May

Aswin said the Public Health Ministry will give BMA 5 million doses to inoculate Bangkok residents over June and July. The capital has more than 8 million residents and more than 70 per cent of them will have to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.

“BMA plans to vaccinate 2.5 million people per month,” he said. “With 126 hospitals and 25 vaccination stations across the capital, we expect to deliver at least 60,000 jabs daily.”

Bangkok gets its 4th vaccination station, 21 more to be set up within May Bangkok gets its 4th vaccination station, 21 more to be set up within May

He is advising people to register for a Covid-19 jab via the Mor Phrom (Doctors Ready) application to prevent crowding in hospitals and vaccination stations.

Bangkok gets its 4th vaccination station, 21 more to be set up within May Bangkok gets its 4th vaccination station, 21 more to be set up within May

Meanwhile, BMA spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said City Hall may set up a web-based platform as an alternative for people aged between 18 and 59 to register for a jab at one of the 25 vaccination stations.

"The BMA will coordinate with the Board of Trade and convenience stores, like 7-Eleven, to help everybody get their jab. The application will be launched next week,” he said.

Published : May 18, 2021

By : The Nation