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Thailand’s national vaccine rollout may begin next week

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Thailand’s long-awaited national vaccine rollout could finally get underway next week, as supplies have arrived ahead of schedule. Natapanu Nopakun from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says once the doses have been distributed to walk-in vaccination centres, inoculation can begin. He points out that provinces that have already taken delivery of vaccine doses can open walk-in centres and begin vaccination immediately.

The government is also working on a version of the Mor Prom app that will allow foreigners living in the Kingdom to register for the free vaccination programme. Once launched, the app will enable foreigners to register and get an appointment at a vaccination facility. Alternatively, they will be accepted at any walk-in centre once those are up and running, but Natapanu points out that registration is still the preferred option. He says the government is working on an English-language version of the app, as well as versions in other languages.

TTR Weekly reports that a number of independent institutions are supporting the national vaccine rollout. Rangsit University, in the central province of Pathum Thani, has surveyed residents in a huge housing development that surrounds its campus and found that the majority are in favour of vaccination. From June, 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been earmarked for 25,000 residents in the development. It’s reported that appointment slots filled up within hours of registration opening yesterday, with 1,000 people a day confirmed for vaccination.


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  1. Comon every day,week and since a few month, they announce the roll out which never happened. And they announcing now you can soon registrate for jabs for the future and unknown date , could be july, august, october or next year. It is really annoying to listen to this daily nonsense propaganda and everybody knows they messed it up already and are a bunch of failed and incompetend thugs. They even not realize when the shit already hits the fan and is up to their nose and mouth. Maybe they should read the rankings about Thailand about roll out because they are behind everybody! Their economy is down and a failed state, but preaching daily same nonsense even when everywhere the signs hanging for sale. This kind of people really want to teach us about the world and reality, come on please no more garbage! Tehey hav a mindset of children without critical thinking, self reflection, responsibilty or even to be a adult but want to put up their fingers and explain us whats going on. Stop that daily nonsense propaganda, it is time to take responsibility for their big mess and mismanagement!

  2. Everything is later with these clowns.
    Why next week? Why not tomorrow? Today 35 died of covid 19. The earlier they start the more lives will be saved.
    But no.
    What do they want, a big ceremony with the P.M. cutting a ribbon? Likely, they want to take credit.
    They have been complaining they did not have the vaccines. Well now they have. Use them!

  3. As always, it MAY start next week but i bet i will be delayed again and again and again. Just empty promises and endless changes from the worst government in modern thai history. When in the hell will the thai people have had enough of this endless BS one has to wonder. It took the people of Myanmar less then 7 hours to start protest against the junta but it took over seven years for the thai people to start a few lame protests against their junta. Just saying.

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