Thai SSO to provide booster jabs starting January 17

Employees covered by Section 33 of the Social Security Act (SSA) can get vaccinated at one of 33 centers established by the Social Security Office (SSO) starting January 17, 2022.

In response to a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of the new Omicron variant, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin has directed SSO Secretary-General Boonsong Thapchaiyuth to work with businesses and employers to provide booster COVID-19 vaccine doses to employees under Section 33 of the SSO. 20 vaccination centers will be located in Bangkok, with the remaining 13 set up in 10 other provinces. They will administer jabs on weekdays starting January 17.

The SSO secretary-general said the Ministry of Public Health will provide 436,080 doses for employees in 11 provinces during the January booster campaign. The provinces include Bangkok, Chonburi, Rayong, Chachoengsao, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Ayutthaya and Songkhla.

Boonsong urged those receiving their appointments to arrive on time and carry their ID cards for verification. More information is available by calling the SSO at hotline number 1506 (ext. 6 or 7), open daily from 8AM to 6PM.

Source: NNT