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Bangkok expects to vaccinate 100% of capital’s residents this year

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Bangkok expects to vaccinate 100% of capital’s residents this year

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) expects to have fully vaccinated the city’s population by New Year, Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Tuesday.

So far, the BMA’s data shows 8,734,534 people have received their first dose and 7,512,946 their second. 85% of people in vulnerable groups, including those who are over 60, pregnant women and people afflicted with underlying diseases, have received their first dose and 70% are fully inoculated.

Regarding foreign migrant workers residing or working in the capital, the city administration is collaborating with the Labour Ministry to provide free vaccinations every day at the Thai-Japanese youth centre in the Din Daeng area.

Additionally, the governor said that all district offices had been instructed to conduct field surveys, to find out if there are still foreign migrant workers working in eateries or stores who have not been vaccinated, to ensure that they get inoculated.

If it is inconvenient for them to get to vaccination centres and there are sufficient people waiting to be vaccinated, the governor said that a mobile vaccination unit will be sent to provide an on-site service.

BMA Spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said that City Hall has been campaigning for people to come forward to receive their vaccine and has expanded vaccination services to cover most parts of the capital.

Currently, the main vaccination centres are BMA-operated hospitals, field health service centres, the Thai-Japanese youth centre and mobile services.

Source: Thai PBS World

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