11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reassured all Thais that they will be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines this year and asked the public not to quarrel among themselves about who should get vaccinated first.

He stressed the need to adjust vaccination plans, to fit with sudden changes in situation, noting that vaccine management must be reviewed on a monthly basis, because supplies of vaccines arrive periodically and, when they arrive, they must be distributed immediately to as many places as possible, according to need, making it difficult to formulate long-term plans.

For instance, the prime minister said that the vaccines, which are to be delivered in June, will all be distributed within a month and as widely as possible, adding that areas with high infection rates will receive the vaccines as priority.

He assured that every Thai will definitely receive the vaccine within this year, particularly those who have already registered via Mor Prom or other channels.

For people outside Bangkok, the prime minister said he had been assured, by the Interior Ministry, that every province has adopted its own online application, to enable residents to register for inoculation.