Walk-in vaccination services for elderly expatriates at Bang Sue Central Station in Bangkok end on Saturday. The government is preparing to roll out the next phase of its Covid-19 vaccination plan. Starting Sunday, August 1, registration in Bangkok will be open to those 18 and over, but there will be no walk-in services.

Until Saturday, foreign residents aged 75 and over can come to Bang Sue Station from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for same-day service to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Free vaccination services are offered to elderly expats in Bangkok as well as neighboring provinces. Registration is also currently open to expats aged 60 and over, but an appointment must be booked in advance.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today announced that registration will be open for those 18 and over on Sunday August 1.

In recent weeks, the Bang Sue vaccination center, which is Thailand’s largest, has been overcrowded and health officials have expressed concern about the possible spread of Covid-19, according to a spokesperson for the Center. for Covid-19 Situation Administration. . The transport ministry is now stepping up the application of social distancing at the station’s vaccination center, Anutin said.

With overcrowding usually in the morning, Anutin advises the public to show up in the afternoon. About 20,000 people are vaccinated every day at the vaccination center.

To register for a vaccine at other vaccination centers, expats can visit ThailandIntervac.com, a platform operated by the Department of Disease Control that is regularly updated with vaccine information for residents. foreigners and links to register directly with participating hospitals. Vaccine registration is currently open to expats aged 60 or over, foreigners with underlying health conditions that put them at risk of serious infection, and foreign residents who are at least 12 weeks pregnant. .

THE SOURCE: Thai PBS