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Closure of social security vaccination centres not linked to vaccine shortage: Suchart


The temporary closure of all 45 Bangkok vaccination stations for social security members was not due to AstraZeneca vaccine shortage, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin insisted on Saturday.

He said Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan had urged the ministry to improve efficiency of services as soon as possible.

"[Public Health Minister] Anutin and I are working closely in order to effectively contain the spread of Covid-19," he said.

He expected all vaccination stations to reopen on Monday.

A total of 174,193 people had received jabs at the 45 stations from June 7-10, according to Social Security Office spokesperson Nantachai Panyasurari.

The figure, however, fell short of the target of 200,000 people or 50,000 per day.

Published : June 13, 2021

By : The Nation