Vaccination walk-ins delayed
14 May 2021 at 09:24
A woman puts on a long glove before having her blood pressure taken on Thursday ahead of her Covid-19 vaccine at Samyan Mitrtown shopping mall in Bangkok's Pathumwan district. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
Walk-in services for Covid-19 vaccination will not be ready until next month, authorities said on Thursday.
many people after the government announced on Wednesday that its walk-in services would be available in any province that was ready to give free
to those who wanted them.
Many people on Thursday contacted hospitals to book their
and some even walked into vaccination sites requesting them but they were
as authorities said there were no vaccines available on a walk-in basis.
"I told the BMA and the ministry to
. The services will be ready by June," said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
He said he had told the Public Health Ministry and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to make things clear.
"I confirm the government plans [to offer] walk-in services if there are enough vaccine doses," Prayut said.
"Rest assured, everyone will receive the vaccine
The prime minister insisted that the AstraZeneca vaccine would arrive in Thailand next month as planned.
The country has also stockpiled the Sinovac vaccines from China, he said.
"We will see
vaccinations starting by next month when we have many millions of doses on our hands," said the Health Minister.
: to tell people something officially, especially about a decision, plans, etc - ประกาศ, แจ้ง, แจ้งให้ทราบ
: to make clear - ทำให้ชัดแจ้ง
: unhappy because someone or something was not as good as you hoped or expected, or because something did not happen - ผิดหวัง
: a vaccination - การฉีดวัคซีน
: large amounts or numbers - ปริมาณมาก จำนวนมาก
: a situation in which a comment, an instruction, etc. is not understood correctly - ความเข้าใจผิด
: to stop somebody from doing something; to stop something from happening - ขัดขวาง, ป้องกัน, กัน, กีดขวาง
rest assured (idiom)
: to not need to worry about something; used to emphasize that what you say is true or will definitely happen - นอนใจ, ทำให้แน่ใจ
: putting a liquid, especially a drug, into a person's body using a needle and a syringe; an injection - การฉีดยา
: to collect large amounts of things that may be needed - เก็บสะสมไว้ใน
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