Vaccine rollout to start in Bang Khae
17 Mar 2021 at 09:43
A market vendor in Bangkok's Bang Khae district disinfects her stall on Tuesday after the market was closed as a precaution against Covid-19. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to start its Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Bang Khae on Wednesday.
BMA governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Tuesday the
would be administered at local hospitals and at Bang Khae market.
The BMA planned to inoculate about 6,000 people in the district, at the rate of 500-600 a day, starting with market vendors and people close to them, he said.
Anyone considering themselves at risk because they had come into contact with infected people at the Bang Khae markets can request
at local hospitals, said Pol Gen Aswin.
Dr Somsak Akasilp, director-general of the Department of Medical Services, said the
would be for people who had tested negative for Covid-19 and those who had tested positive but were
would not be vaccinated, he said.
Bangkok logged 100 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, 69% of the country's new cases.
The Department of Disease Control said the new cases in the capital were linked to markets in Bang Khae district.
Six local markets have been ordered shut until at least tomorrow while they are being
: (of a person or illness) having no symptoms, i.e., not signs of a disease or medical condition - ไร้อาการ
: to make something clean by treating it with a substance that kills disease causing organisms - ฆ่าเชื้อโรค, ทำให้ปลอดเชื้อ
: an occasion when a company introduces or starts to use a new product - การนำ(สินค้า ฯลฯ) ออกส่สายตาประชาชนเป็นครั้งแรก
: signs that someone has an illness - อาการ
: to show no signs of being infected by a particular virus, bacteria, etc. - ตรวจพบว่าไม่ติดเชื้อ
: very much; completely - อย่างแท้จริง, อย่างที่สุด
: giving someone a vaccine, usually by injection to prevent them from getting a disease - การฉีดวัคซีน
: a substance which contains a form that is not harmful of a virus and which is given to a person or animal to prevent them from getting the disease which the virus causes - วัคซีน
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