Bangkok opens six walk-in vaccination facilities ahead of Songkran holiday
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is urging everyone to get inoculated against COVID-19 before the Songkran festival in mid-April and has opened six vaccination facilities offering walk-in inoculation.
According to the BMA’s public relations office, members of the public can visit any of the facilities to receive vaccine shots without the need for an appointment.
The locations include the Bangkok Youth Centre (Thai-Japanese) at Din Daeng, from 8am until 4pm. It is closed from April 13th to 17th.
Thanya Park, from 11am until 2pm, except weekends and from April 11th to 17th. A maximum of 500 people are allowed per day and it will operate until the end of April.
Central shopping mall Rama 3, Pinklao and Eastville and at Robinson Ladkrabang, from 1pm until 3pm from now on until end of April, but closed between April 11th and 17th. Central Rama 3 and East Ville will close every Sunday. Max 200 people a day.
All nationalities are welcome. ID cards and other proof of identity, such as passports and pink cards for permanent residents, as well as previous vaccination records are required. Additional information is available by calling the BMA’s health office at 02- 203-2883.
The Ministry of Public Health has been advising unvaccinated people, especially the over 60s and those afflicted by underlying diseases, to get inoculated before the Songkran holidays, during which many will meet their young relatives when they visit to receive their blessings, in accordance with tradition.
Those who have already received two doses of vaccine are also advised get a booster shot, to reduce their risk of hospitalisation or death in the event they contract COVID-19.
About 50.2 million people have received their second shots as of Monday, while more than 23 million people have been jabbed with their third.