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Expats can register for Covid jab from June 7


Foreigners living in Thailand can register for their Covid-19 jab at the nearest vaccination station from June 7 onwards, Natapanu Noppakun, deputy director-general of the Foreign Ministry’s Information Department tweeted on Friday.

“To register, they can use either their passport or social security number at hospitals that have their medical records or at hospitals designated by the Public Health Ministry,” he said.

Vaccination for different groups of foreigners is as follows:

Diplomats, international organisations and their families

Around 7,000 names collected by the Foreign Ministry will be sent to the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

This group can get vaccinated at their hospital, or at 2-3 designated hospitals for those who do not have health records.

Foreign government agencies

May register staff for vaccination with the Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs.

Foreign nationals married to Thai nationals/family members of Thai nationals/retirees in Thailand/business people/foreign investors in Bangkok

Bangkok: On-site registration at vaccination centres under the Council of University Presidents of Thailand.

Other provinces: The Public Health Ministry will allocate vaccines to local vaccination centres and foreign nationals may register at hospitals with their health records.

Foreign students

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation will arrange for their vaccination under the Council of University Presidents of Thailand.

Migrant workers

The Social Security Office will coordinate with employers on vaccination for this group.

Thai students planning to study abroad

Register online with the Department of Consular Affairs. Chulalongkorn University will arrange for this group's vaccination on June 3-4.

Foreign nationals can register by using their social security number or passport at the hospital which has their health records or at hospitals designated by the Public Health Ministry. In Bangkok, these are Vimut Hospital, Bangrak Health Centre, and vaccination centres under the Council of University Presidents of Thailand. In other provinces, the ministry has designated hospitals where foreign nationals have registered their health records.

Published : May 21, 2021

By : The Nation