Boosters to be provided to 3 million



Boosters to be provided to 3 million

Follow-up for those who have had Sinovac

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will deploy booster injections of the Covid-19 vaccine to three million people nationwide who have been fully vaccinated with Sinovac.

CCSA deputy spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srirangson said on Friday that the Department of Public Health approved the rollout of fully vaccinated booster doses of Sinovac from September 24.

Three million people, vaccinated from March to May, will receive a message telling them to receive boosters, but there is no date set for those fully vaccinated from June to July, she said.

“The ministry has also approved the start of skin booster vaccination injections in Phuket. Each booster dose can be given to five people using this method,” Dr Apisamai said.

Meanwhile, Dr Chalermpong Sukhonthaphol, director of Wachira Phuket Hospital, said the province has received a total of 72,500 booster doses of AstraZeneca from the Department of Disease Control.

He said Phuket had vaccinated more than 40,000 of the 80,000 residents registered and fully vaccinated since September 12.

Between September 19 and 25, the province plans to deploy booster doses to target groups and state officials in the province, he said.

The general public, foreigners and migrant workers will be beaten between September 26 and 30, Dr Chalermpong informed.

He expressed confidence that once the vaccination campaign is over, it will greatly benefit the efforts to fight the pandemic in Phuket.

In order to further promote tourism and boost the local economy in Phuket, the Disease Control Committee authorized the Vegetarian Festival and Sat Thai, a mid-year Thai festival to be held this year, but with strict sanitary measures in place. square.

The committee also reconsidered the proposal to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol and the consumption of alcohol in restaurants in order to stimulate spending in hotels and restaurants, as the consumption of alcoholic beverages during meals will not. causes no transmission.

In the related update, Surat Thani Governor Witchawut Jinto said on Wednesday that the province welcomed 711 foreign visitors during the 60-day Samui Plus model, which began on July 15.

Mr Witchawut revealed that most visitors came from France (127), Germany (105) and the UK (102).

Their stay in the province generated more than 47 million baht in tourism revenue from their spending, he said. A total of 479 visitors came from the Phuket Sandbox program and 145 from the Phuket extension program, he said.


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