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Chon Buri to start mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign tomorrow

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A mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign is set to start in Chon Buri this week. Local health officials will administer 45,000 doses of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to residents in the province tomorrow and Friday. Two doses are needed for the vaccine to be effective.

Pattaya News notes that expats cannot yet register for a vaccine through the Chon Buri Health Office. Vaccines will first be administered to vulnerable groups such as the elderly and those at high risk of a severe infection. Those in the tourism industry will also be included in this round of inoculations. Many healthcare workers and government officials in Chon Buri have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Out of the 45,000 doses of the vaccine, 20,000 will be for the Banglamung district, which includes Pattaya. Local officials are aiming to vaccinate 70% of the population in Pattaya to reach herd immunity and reopen the city to foreign tourists in October.

There was talk of allowing walk-in vaccinations, but PM Prayut Chan-o-cha tabled the idea for now due to concerns that vaccination sites could become crowded and run out of supplies.

The Thai government aims to vaccinate 50 million people by the end of the year. A mass vaccination campaign is now being rolled out in Bangkok, the epicentre of the latest wave of infections, and officials have set a goal to vaccinate 5 million people in the capital by the end of July.

Chon Buri to start mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign tomorrow | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

12 Comments

  1. “ Two doses are needed for the vaccine to be effective.” – yes because Sinovac only as a 16% efficacy with one dose (according to Chile). While I’m not holding my breath, I would love for Pattaya to reopen come October.

  2. phoned a hospital BPH that i was told was taking registrations for Farangs who wanted the government ”free vaccine ” (the hospital was mentioned when i phoned 1317 co-vid pattaya hotline ) told ok until i said free then no hab, maybe other can do ? maybe next year ?
    all nonsense as they have no free vaccine.

  3. @Jim ferrante – actually i am seventy years old, i do have a history of lung cancer
    and my left lung had one third removed, but ok apart from that, if i cannot get registered who can ? oh sorry i think certain thai’s will be ok as you need Thai id details to register, not holding my breath waiting for this lot to provide anything.

  4. i dont understand and maybe a data person can help me out. 67 million Thai people and 649 died. Most died from other causes or (as listed in the media) so lets say 100% had many other issues like cancer, old age, liver, diabetes, etc.

    649 deaths is 0.00096865671641791% deaths and so lets me fair and say 80% had other comorbidities (underlying health issues ) and that leaves us with 129 is 0.00019253731343284% chance of dying from covid

    Getting the vax does not stop the virus and no manufacturer has ever stated it would and no data from their clinical trials suggested this either

    I am not anti vax by any means and support all initiatives to get our community up and running again.

    Are my maths correct??

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