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Around 7,000 people in Bangkok have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Tanutam Thawan

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Only 7,121 residents in Bangkok have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 since the Thai government rolled out its immunisation campaign in late-February, according to a report from Nation Thailand. Bangkok has more than 10 million residents. To reach herd immunity against Covid-19, 70% of the population needs to be vaccinated.

More than 100,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered, but most people have only been injected with the first dose of either the Sinovac or AstraZeneca jab. Both require 2 doses to be effective.

AstraZeneca is said to have a 4 to up to 12 week interval between jabs while the second dose of Sinovac is taken 2 to 4 weeks after the first shot.

In Bangkok, those included in the first phase of inoculations are residents who are at high risk of infection, are over 60 years old or work in the healthcare field. In Phuket and Koh Samui, vaccines are being distributed to the general population in an effort to reach herd immunity by July and reopen the islands to foreign tourists.

Here’s who got the jabbed in Bangkok, according to Nation Thailand:

  • 55,126 doses went to public health staff and volunteers
  • 18,722 doses went to residents living in high risk areas
  • 11,616 doses went to residents over 60 years old
  • 10,194 doses went to workers who are in close contact with Covid-19 patients
  • 7,625 doses went to those with chronic diseases

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    ChrisG

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Terrible numbers, the vaccine is the only way out, they need to get those rookie numbers up otherwise the positive Covid numbers will keep being a problem.

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    Optimist

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Wow, that is 0.063% of the BKK population

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    Stardust

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Bangkok with a population with 12 million and unofficial up to 18 million because many are registrated in their home provinces/villages. So that means they are failing in the vaccination, because for a herd imunity you have to vaccinate 70% of the population and most vaccines needs two jabs.

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    Ted

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Glad Thaiger [also] pointed out that they go out with “only” had 7k vaccinated is purely laughable. Thais should be embarrassed that their own government doesn’t believe more in them, that they won’t understand the sincerity in this, lack of action from the people in charge

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    Joe

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    “Both require 2 doses to be effective.”

    Not actually true. Giving 200 people 1 dose is better than giving 100 people 2 doses, if the goal is to reduce the spread of covid.

    Science is out on this and this is the strategy the UK is taking.

    2 doses are more effective, but it seems 3 months apart between doses is optimal.

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    murika

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Great news ! At this rate all of bkk will get to jabs of vaccine by 2068… praise be payut our visionary leader

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    TS

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    vaccine has only been available a few weeks. Or not. it’s all very muddled. Orders were placed, or not. No gov monopoly on private imports? or not. eexcept for the indispensable leaders who bravely got theirs way before the commoners to show it was safe. 7,000 vaccinated in BKK so far? Truly huge! way to go pm & co.- remararkable.

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    Leo Z

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Obscene numbers. That’s about 0.8% of BKK’s 12 million who have received at least one dose. At this rate (or even doubling it) it will be at year end when they’ll have 20% of the population vaccinated?

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    Timmytime

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Wow 7000 fully vaccinated. If the number had been 700.000 i would actually been amazed but 7000. At this rate it will take years to vaccinate even half the population.

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