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Jab postponed? Go to Bang Sue Station if you are in priority group: Ministry


The Public Health Ministry has launched measures to help people who have registered for Covid-19 vaccination but are unable to get a jab.

The move comes after numerous hospitals across the country postponed vaccination appointments due to a shortage of vaccines.

Dr Somsak Akkasilp, chief of the ministry’s Department of Medical Services, advised people whose jab was postponed to call the hospital where their vaccination was booked.

He added that the elderly and people with seven chronic conditions whose appointment was postponed can get the jab at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station by contacting (02) 792 2333, where 20 phone lines are available.

"If there are problems, the Public Health Ministry will offer help,” he assured.

Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said 6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will be delivered in June and another 3 million doses soon after.

He added that the second dose of Sinovac is administered after two to four weeks, and AstraZeneca after 10 to 12 weeks.

Jab postponed? Go to Bang Sue Station if you are in priority group: Ministry

Published : June 17, 2021

By : The Nation