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BMA denies responsibility for distribution of vaccines to inoculation centres


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Sunday said it was not responsible for distributing Covid-19 vaccines to vaccination stations across the capital.

The BMA rebuttal came after the Public Health Ministry claimed that the BMA and provincial government agencies were responsible for distributing Covid-19 vaccines to vaccination stations in the area.

The ministry added that it had delivered 1 million doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines to the BMA to commence the vaccination drive in June this year.

Reacting to the claim, the BMA said the Public Health Ministry had promised to deliver 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to the authority.

The BMA said that it had received only 350,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and 150,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine to be used from June 7 to 14 this year.

The BMA also explained that its vaccine allocation plan was:

AstraZeneca

- 181,400 doses for people who had registered via Mor Phrom (Doctors Ready) application.

- 52,600 doses for the second jab.

- 8,000 doses for elderly and bedridden patients.

- 100,000 doses for the general public.

- 8,000 doses as a reserve for containing the spread.

Sinovac

- 128,000 doses for the second jab for people living in areas at risk of Covid-19 infection.

- 26,000 doses for containing the spread of new Covid-19 clusters.

 

"Officials are ready for mass vaccination once the vaccines are delivered," the BMA added.

Published : June 13, 2021

By : The Nation