Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Details released on how foreigners can sign up for vaccine

Neill Fronde



PHOTO: Foreigners can register for vaccines in Thailand starting June 7. (via Flickr - Marco Verch)

According to new details from the ministry of Public Health, Thailand will begin vaccine registrations for foreigners and expats on June 7. With growing outbreaks and Covid-19 spreading through workers and the general population, the government is setting their agenda and targets based on Covid-19 risk, regardless of nationalities.

The government had officially set vaccination rollout as a top priority on the national agenda last week and is working to be prepared for full implementation for vaccine registration for everybody by the June 7 deadline. In order to accommodate foreigners as part of the vaccine rollout scheme, the Ministry of Public Health is planning on-site registration at vaccine centres and putting procedures into place for local hospitals where the foreigner may have already received treatment.

Foreigners with a social security number can register at vaccination centres. Those who have previously received any treatment at a hospital can go back to that hospital with their health records and use their passport to register for a vaccine appointment. Failing either of those scenarios, the Ministry of Public Health is determining specific hospitals designated to be vaccine registration hubs for foreigners.

The Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that plans have been scrapped for any mobile app or online registration for foreigners, as the data on foreigners living in Thailand is scattered between many agencies. No centralized database exists to use for a mobile app to verify people for a vaccine appointment.

“The issue with pre-registrated appointments on applications is verification of data spread across multiple agencies. CCSA resolved that for foreign nationals, it would be “on-site registration”. Specific agencies have been assigned, and a modality set, for each group”

In Bangkok, Bangrak Health Centre and Vimut Hospital have been designated as locations for foreigners to sign up for a vaccine. Also, any vaccinations centre that is being run or overseen by the Council of University Presidents of Thailand will be hosting foreigners for on-site registration.

Outside of Bangkok, the Ministry of Public Health has designated specific hospitals in each province for foreigners to sign up for a vaccine appointment. If you already have health records at a hospital, it is advised you contact them and ask if they can sign you up or refer you to where you can register for vaccinations.

Vaccination for different groups of foreigners

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SOURCE: Minister of Foreign Affairs


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand10 hours ago

Thailand News Today | AoT warns about tourist exuberance, easing of restrictions | June 22

Coronavirus (Covid-19)11 hours ago

CCSA: Bars to stay closed for now, drunk customers risk the spread of Covid-19

Bangkok12 hours ago

Woman dies after jumping from Phra Khanong BTS station in Bangkok

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

263 covid cases linked to canned seafood factory in Songkhla

Drugs12 hours ago

Narcotics Control Board announce recent drug busts, heroin and cocaine sent by mail

Environment13 hours ago

3 Cambodian activists arrested for plotting against the government/insulting the king after documenting waste run-off

Chiang Mai13 hours ago

Chiang Mai eases restrictions, alcohol now allowed at restaurants

Thailand13 hours ago

Angry ex allegedly sets motorcycle on fire in school parking garage

Cambodia14 hours ago

6 arrested in Cambodia for allegedly trafficking people into Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 4,059 new cases; provincial totals

Thailand15 hours ago

Power outages coming to Kathu

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Samut Sakhon governor calls for more vaccine doses after order was cut

Thailand16 hours ago

Fruit buyer arrested for allegedly using counterfeit certificates to export durian

Tourism17 hours ago

Airports of Thailand president says tourism won’t pick back up until October

Thailand17 hours ago

Mobile sterilisation/vaccination truck helps Pattaya’s cats and dogs

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8