BANGKOK, June 16 (TNA) – People aged 60 years and over and those with seven chronic diseases started to receive COVID-19 vaccines at the Bang Sue Grand Station after their previous inoculation appointments had been postponed.
Most of the vaccine recipients said that their hospitals had postponed indefinitely their inoculation schedules they had earlier registered via the Mor Prom platform due to vaccine shortage. They turned up at the Bang Sue Grand Station after learning from news that the government had COVID-19 vaccines for them there.
The Public Health Ministry said that the vaccinations at the grand station could cover 2,000 people among the elderly and those with seven chronic diseases a day. All people of the two groups must be vaccinated within July. About 11 million people of the groups had registered for the inoculation via the Mor Prom platform and they included 450,000 in Bangkok.
Those who do not want to wait longer for the vaccination can register for it anew at the Bang Sue Grand Station at the telephone number 02-7922-333. Registrants will receive a short message via phone and can show the message to receive jabs at the station.
Health authorities reported 40 more Covid-19 fatalities on Wednesday and another 2,331 new infections. Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been a total of 204,595 Covid-19 cases. The death toll is now 1,525. (TNA)