Mobile jab unit vaccinating over 4,000 vulnerable Bangkokians per day
A mobile vaccination team tasked with protecting Bangkok’s most vulnerable residents has jabbed more than 4,000 at-risk people per day over the past three weeks, authorities said on Tuesday.
Between July 15 and August 2, the Bangkok Comprehensive Covid-19 Response Team (Bangkok CCRT) has vaccinated 76,756 at-risk people, said city governor Aswin Kwanmuang.
That figure comprises 43,916 senior citizens, 32,673 people with one of seven underlying medical conditions, and 167 pregnant women.
In addition to its vaccination service, Bangkok CCRT has also tested 22,337 people with antigen test kits. The results showed 19,671 people were negative while 2,706 showed infection.
Of those who tested positive, 55 were sent to community isolation (CI) and 2,609 entered home isolation.
The team will visit another 500 areas of the city by August 20, Aswin added.
He explained that the Bangkok CCRT was a collaboration between the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and its partners.
On Tuesday, Bangkok logged 3,566 new cases of Covid-19 out of the total of 18,901 recorded in the country over the previous 24 hours.