BMA reserves 6,000 doses of vaccine for people related to Thonglor COVID-19 cluster
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) COVID-19 vaccine management committee is to set aside 6,000 doses of vaccine for people at high risk linked to the Thonglor cluster.
Spokesman for City Hall, Pol. Cpt. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, said Monday that the committee, at its emergency meeting today, decided to use 6,000 doses to inoculate health officials, employees of entertainment venues, and people who had close-contact with the infected in the
Thonglor area. The inoculations will take place outside a hospital, in the same way as for the Bang Khae cluster, he added.
Since the end of March, the BMA has used 66,000 doses of vaccine to inoculate frontline health workers and people with seven types of congenital disease.
For the second batch of 100,000 doses, 66,000 doses have been allocated for those who have already received their first jab, leaving 34,000 doses, 24,000 of which are reserved for medical personnel.
The remaining 10,000 doses are divided into 4,000 for health workers and those at high-risk from the Bang Khae cluster and 6,000 for those related to the Thonglor cluster.
Pongsakorn also said that the city’s administration is considering whether all entertainment venues in Bangkok should be closed during the Songkran festival, following the emergence of the Thonglor cluster.