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Government “revamps” vaccination registration after scrapping Mor Prom

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After scrapping its Mor Prom app, the government is now rejigging Covid-19 vaccine allocation, amid registration issues and new infection clusters. The much-lauded (by the government) technology was launched on May 1, initially so the elderly and those with 7 underlying conditions could register.

However, the system quickly became overwhelmed with the numbers trying to register, which caused it to crash. Some users criticised it for not having any proper integration with medical records and personal data. According to a Bangkok Post report, others say the app told them they’d already received their first dose, when in fact they’d yet to receive an appointment slot.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration says vaccine registration will now no longer be done through Mor Prom. Instead, the app will only be used for follow-ups and vaccine certification. It had been hoped the platform would cover everything, from registration, to follow-ups after both the first and second dose, checks on side-effects, and certification.

Vaccine registration is now being devolved to the provinces, where officials will have to come up with their own system. The central provinces of Bangkok and Nonthaburi, along with the southern island of Phuket, already have their own registration system in place. The CCSA spokesman says people will also be able to register at local hospitals and with local healthcare volunteers, who will forward the data to the Mor Prom platform.

He adds that the elderly and people with underlying diseases, who have already registered through Mor Prom, do not need to register again. However, apart from in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Phuket, there has been no clarification on how those who fall outside those categories can register.

The Bangkok Post reports that the distribution of vaccines is also being readjusted, so that areas with higher infection rates and groups of at-risk employees will receive extra doses. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri says some provinces have low infection rates but a high number of residents registered for vaccination, while the opposite is the case in some provinces with a high number of cases. Registration through Mor Prom is therefore suspended, to allow the government to allocate vaccines based on the individual needs of each province.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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  1. Why do they need registration? Why cannot the citizen just walk in and receive a vaccination?
    It would then be recorded, and a paper given to show that the citizen has had a vaccination.
    I’ll tell you why not. Thai love bureaucracy. They want everyone lining up in the Sois with three pages filled in, and an appointment, for everything!
    The ambition of a Thai is to be sat behind a desk, wearing 15 medals. Anything will do. climbing a coconut tree would deserve a medal. And having citizens waiting to apply, when he will say NO!
    Some might suggest the limits of their intelligence is to be tuc tuc drivers, but no. They are not intelligence even to do that. They cannot read maps!

  2. It’s like watching elephants dance on ice.

    “Vaccine registration is now being devolved to the provinces, where officials will have to come up with their own system.”

    Prayut’s administration has thrown in the towel. Their incompetence manifests itself with every step they have taken since before Songkran.

    Shameful performance.

  3. @Toby Andrews – SPOT ON TOBY! Divvy feckers the lot of them… especially government officials in their ridiculous uniforms with little strips of coloured badging! What do those colours represent for fecks sake? “I’m a bureaucratic twat”?? Maybe… who knows.

  4. make people healthy = no virus is dangerous /problem.
    make education better (so end fear) = self determined people world-wide = no problems.
    ( how scary both sounds for government etc. )

    covid deaths, in world and in 1 year = 0.03 %
    ( 7.9 billions : 3.5 mio. deaths =
    2257. 100 % : 2257 = 0.04 % : x 12 months = 0.03 %.
    january 2020 + 17 months = may 2021 ).

  5. make people healthy = no virus is dangerous.
    give real education = be self determined and fear ends,
    for billions people ? sounds scary for some people 🙂

    most people are not sick
    when get positive pcr test-result, neither before or after.
    ca. 60 mio. people die yearly in world.
    0.03 % covid deaths in world, per 1 year.

    7.9 billions : 3.5 million covid deaths = 2257.
    100 % : 2257 = 0.04 % : 17 months and x 12 months = 0.03 %
    end may 2021 – january start 2020 = 17 months.

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