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PM to get country’s first Covid jab on Sunday

PM to get country’s first Covid jab on Sunday

FRIDAY, February 26, 2021

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul will get their Covid-19 jabs on Sunday, a day before vaccination is rolled out across the country.

"The PM will be vaccinated at [Nonthaburi’s] Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute on Sunday morning,” Sophos Mekthon, chairman of the government subcommittee on Covid-19 vaccines, said on Friday.

Kiattiphum Wongrajit, Public Health Ministry permanent secretary, will be on hand to explain the vaccination appointment procedure to Prayut, he added.

The procedure entails registration with an ID card, a brief physical check-up, signing a vaccine permission form, monitoring for symptoms after vaccination, and making an appointment for the second shot.

"The prime minister will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine in line with the vaccine's guidelines," said Sophos.

Members of the public will be vaccinated from Monday (March 1) onwards.