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Vaccination of foreigners kicks off next week

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It’s the moment you’ve all – okay, many of you – have been waiting for. The Thai government says that from Monday, foreigners living in the Kingdom who have registered for Covid-19 inoculation, will start to receive the vaccine. It’s been a long road of anxiety, confusion, and chaos to get to this point and there are probably many who won’t believe it until the moment they’re told to roll up their sleeve.

Sophon Iamsirithaworn from the Disease Control Department says the vaccination of pre-registered foreign diplomats will begin on Monday, the same day the government’s much-anticipated national rollout begins.

“Currently, we have started vaccinating diplomats and their families, and international organisations, such as UN staff, in which they have registered in advance to get a vaccine from designated hospitals.”

The Bangkok Post reports that all diplomatic staff, consular representatives, and the employees of international organisations in Thailand must register on this website between June 1 and 6. Eligible foreigners must register 1 day before their vaccination date, with inoculation taking place at Bangkok’s MedPark and Vimut hospitals.

Sophon says that other foreigners can be vaccinated the same day as Thai citizens, with priority being given to the elderly and people with underlying health conditions. He says everyone must register at the website above, adding that people who booked appointments using the Mor Prom app will be vaccinated with AstraZeneca. Bangkok is expected to receive more vaccine doses than elsewhere in the country due to its population and the fact that it is dealing with ongoing clusters of infection.

“There will be almost 1 million doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac altogether assigned to Bangkok. In the first 2 weeks, around 500,000 doses should be administered.”

Meanwhile, on the southern island of Phuket, currently gearing up for its much-hyped July 1 re-opening, foreigners with work permits are being vaccinated today and tomorrow. A surplus of Sinovac doses is being used to inoculate qualifying, pre-registered expats.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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  1. Like many other expats living in Thailand….. I was unable to register for the vaccine on the government’s website…. because my “passport number was not recognized “. I live on Phuket and I went to the Big C Jungceylon Mall vaccinations site this morning to try to register directly.. Because of the “Phuket Sandbox “ plan, I saw many foreigners in the waiting area. The security police and the staff managing the process were extremely friendly and helpful. However, they were not able to register me because as of now….they are only allowed to vaccinate foreigners with work permits. (I have a retirement visa).

  2. This link is only provided for 7,000 people who have previously sent their names to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs. .
    For those who wish to receive Sinovac from June 1 to 6, 2021 at MedPark Hospital and Vimut Hospital , at
    After registration, you must wait for an email confirmation from as the final step of the full appointment.
    The booking system is closed every day at 6 p.m., and is open at 9 a.m


  3. Only bangkok and chonburi useless again I am in Chiang rai, what a mess, they want we register and nothing is clear or well setup… AGAIN… NOTHING and useless

    Like people want to travel to Bangkok Bangkok red zone with most daily covid cases.. what a joke and with restrictions now in Chiang rai to get in is not even possible.. bad organized like always

    Tired of it

  4. Hospitals in Pattaya do not have facilities or a registration process for foreigners to register for vaccines, if anyone (foreigners) have been able to register for vaccines appreciate any information as to how and where.

  5. I have underlying issues (diabetic) and I stay 90% home, cause I simply do not want to take the risk, now they want you go to Bangkok for vaccination?? Out of the question, I do nit put myself at risk now the government want I do.. yeah right… lunatics

  6. “There will be almost 1 million doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac altogether assigned to Bangkok?”

    That’s not even enough for 5% of the population of Bangkok.

    Why TF are you saying anyone “wants you to go to Bangkok for vaccination”, @Frank?

    “So, that is Bangkok sorted”

    What about the other 95% of people in Bangkok, @Joe Wheeler?

    Registration for foreigners starts nation-wide on 7 June.

    That’s next week.

    It’s been widely reported.

    How many times do people need to be told???

  7. @goerge

    Like everywhere in Thailand, they have nit nit clue what to do.. always things are half setup and they do like we have it all under control.. but do not inform the hospitals

  8. @Malc Thai – Just don’t take part in the “New and Improved Beer Bars and Whoring Sandbox ( this is really the best thing the genius Thai could think of to restart the economy) …. you’ll likely be OK. In the future …. always remember where you are and your status of “ dirty stinking farang who never showers” and reciprocate the lack of kindness shown at every opportunity.

  9. @simon the website to register is for bangkok and chonburi, I am in Chiang rai not 1 hospital here knows what to do and they got many.. so option is go to Bangkok.. lol, the government keep on saying next week, but how is it possible if the hospitals have not a clue about it

    @david foreigners priority, get real they do not have to do that at all first their own people.. this not your country man

  10. My daughter works for the government and has been trying all day and eventually she just phoned me saying it’s ridiculous everywhere is full so i think I’ll leave it for a month or so and cary on wearing a mask for the time being it’s not as if there’s anywhere to go anyway.

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