BANGKOK, July 29 (TNA) – The United States planned to donate altogether 2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Thailand, its embassy said.
The US embassy to Bangkok said on its Facebook page that “We will be sending no less than 1.5 million doses of the COVID vaccine. In fact, the goal is 2.5 million, but the first shipment is 1.5 million. The strength of our bond is as important as ever.” – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth.
Tanee Sangrat, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, said the lot of vaccine doses already left the US and was scheduled for arrival in Thailand tomorrow morning (July 30). The Public Health Ministry will allocate the doses to the target groups that the vaccine administration committee resolved on July 24.
For COVID-19 vaccination for elderly expats who lived in dark-red zones, Mr Tanee said those aged 75 years and over could walk in to the Bang Sue Grand Station for the inoculation and those aged 60-74 years must book their vaccination with the Department of Consular Affairs first.
From July 19 to 28, 2,633 people registered for the vaccination for foreigners. Vaccination will expand to foreigners of other age ranges in red zones afterwards. (TNA)