Wed, September 29, 2021

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Signing up for jab can win you a calf up North


Residents of Chiang Mai’s Mae Chaem district will get the chance to win a calf once they register for their Covid jab.

In line with Thailand’s mission to have 70 per cent of each province’s population inoculated to achieve herd immunity, at least 1.13 million of Chiang Mai’s 1.73 million residents will need to get their first jab, said the provincial authority’s permanent secretary Kanok Srivichainan.

He said the plan is to inoculate 68,000 people next month, followed by 419,000 in July, 238,000 in August and 408,000 in September.

He added that people from elsewhere who are working or studying in Chiang Mai can also register for a jab.

“District officials have launched campaigns to encourage people to get their jab,” he said, adding that the Mae Chaem lucky draw will continue until 70 per cent of the district’s people have been vaccinated.

Mae Chaem district chief Boonlue Thammanurak said people in the district have been raising calves to earn money during the Covid-induced downturn.

“Since the lucky draw was launched, 4,506 or 40 per cent of the 11,513 people at risk have registered for their Covid-19 jab,” he said.

 

The elderly and people with chronic conditions are most likely to develop severe symptoms if infected by the Covid-19 virus.

Published : May 20, 2021

By : The Nation