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Foreigners in Bangkok can register for Covid jabs in August: BMA


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) aims to allow foreigners to register for a Covid-19 vaccine from August onwards, BMA spokesman Phongsakorn Kwanmuang said on Thursday.

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“BMA is working in line with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s policy, who said last week that everybody in Thailand will get a vaccine on a voluntary basis as per international standards. This will cover all persons living in Thailand, whether they are Thai or foreigners,” he said.

“As the vaccine registration system [via the Mor Phrom Line account] is now targeting primarily Thais, BMA plans to add registration for foreigners and expects it to go into effect from August.”

Phongsakorn further added that BMA also plans to vaccinate homeless people in the future to efficiently control the outbreak in the city, which is now logging the highest number of infections in the country.

“BMA urges people to register via the Line application instead of walking into vaccination venues without an appointment. Registration allows the authorities to determine how many doses each unit requires daily and this will prevent under or oversupply,” Pongsakorn added. “If there are more recipients than vaccines at a vaccination venue, priority will be given to those working in high-risk jobs.”

Published : May 14, 2021

By : THE NATION