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Vaccine registration for foreigners in Thailand to open June 7

Tanutam Thawan

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Foreigners living in Thailand will be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine starting June 7, the first day of the country’s mass vaccination campaign.

Foreigners can register for a vaccine on-site at hospitals. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun recommends that expats register for a vaccine at a hospital that has their health records on file. Expats need to a passport, work permit or social security number as a form of identification when registering for a vaccine.

“No one is safe in Thailand until everyone is safe, until everyone is vaccinated.”

In Bangkok, Vimut Hospital and Bangrak Hospital are now designated as vaccination centres.

Vaccination plan for foreigners:

Diplomatic officials, those from international organisations and their families 7,000 names of these foreign residents have been collected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the list will be sent to the Department of Disease Control. This group can get vaccinated at a hospital where their health records are already on file. Those who do not have health records at any Thai hospital will get vaccinated at a hospital designated by the Department of Disease Control.
Foreign government agencies This group can register for a Covid-19 vaccine with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Consular Affairs.
Spouses and family of Thai nationals as well as retirees, those in Thailand for business and investors in Bangkok On-site registration at vaccination centres will be open for this group starting on June 7. The Public Health Ministry will allocate vaccines with local vaccination centres. Foreigners should register at hospitals where their health records are on file.
Foreign students Vaccines for foreign students will be arranged by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. Vaccination centres for students are under the Council of University Presidents of Thailand.
Migrant workers The Social Security Office will coordinate with employers on vaccinations for migrant workers.

 

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

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