Medics and health volunteers in Sa Kaew province wear school uniforms to convince students to get vaccinated
To allay concerns among students and their parents about undesirable side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, medics and public health volunteers responsible for vaccinating students in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaew province have resorted to wearing student uniforms.
A medic from Aranyaprathet district hospital said that she hopes the uniform will help ease the stress of the students and their parents, as she urged all students to come forward for the mass vaccinations.
In Sa Kaew province, 33,630 students have signed up to receive the first Pfizer vaccine jab, accounting for 81.32% of students in the province. It is expected that half of them will be inoculated within this month. 5,440 teachers and educational staff in the province have been vaccinated, accounting for 89.08%.
According to Rachada Dhnadirek, the deputy government spokesperson, 3.8 million, out of a total of five million students aged 12-18, have signed up to get vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, accounting for 71% of students in this age group.
Since October 7th, when the vaccination campaign was launched, 150,190 students have received their first vaccine jab, accounting for 3.3%, and 1,825 have received their second jab.