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June 7th Mass vaccination to be launched

The Public Health Ministry will begin mass vaccination in 76 provinces nationwide from June 7.
The announcement was made during a teleconference with provincial public health agencies on Saturday

Public Health permanent secretary Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit said the ministry would allocate vaccines in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s plan.

He explained that the communicable disease committees in each province would be responsible for conducting mass vaccination, recording the operation outcome via MOPH Immunization Centre (MOHP IC) platform, and issuing vaccination certificates to those who had already received two shots of vaccine.

“We have urged public health agencies nationwide to prioritise vaccination of education staff to enable the opening of a new semester,” he said.

“The information on people who have already been inoculated would be sent to MOHP IC platform, while people will be informed about their appointment for the second jab via Mor Phrom [Doctors Ready] application.”

Meanwhile, Department of Disease Control director-general Opas Karnkawinpong said the CCSA aimed to administer the first jab to 50 million people within September this year, confirming that there was sufficient vaccine for all people.

He said doctors would consider which brand of vaccine people could receive as both AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines could be administered to people aged 18 years or above.

“The vaccines would be delivered to each province weekly instead of monthly to be in line with rapid change in the Covid-19 situation,” he said.

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