Almost 150,000 people inoculated this morning as Thailand’s national vaccination drive begins

143,116 people were inoculated against COVID-19 at 986 vaccination sites across the country this morning (Monday), according to Director-General of the Disease Control Department Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong, as the country kicks off mass inoculations nationwide.

Among those being inoculated today are 73,273 people aged 60 and over, 21,924 with chronic respiratory disease, heart and blood vessel disease, chronic kidney disease, cerebrovascular disease or stroke, cancer, obesity or diabetes and 12,081 are health volunteers and officials.

He also said that the overall vaccination process went well, while some people had experienced booking issues through the Mor Prom app, with some of their names being missed out. Officials have been helping those affected to download the app to verify the information.

Dr. Opart also noted that people in some areas have been notified that their vaccination appointments have been postponed, so he has asked the communicable disease committee in each province to resolve the issue. He restated that everyone will get inoculated, and officials are trying their best to vaccinate people on their appointed date.


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