Phuket authorities finally recognize island population in mass vaccination campaign
PHUKET: Provincial authorities in Phuket have finally updated their population figures for the number of people on the island in their daily reports for the number of people in Phuket who have been vaccinated.
Confirmation of the change did not even come overnight. It actually happened the same day yesterday when the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket) released the daily updates of the mass vaccination campaign in Phuket for Sunday (October 3) and Monday (October 4).
Sunday’s daily report, released at 2:13 p.m. yesterday, used 467,587 as the island’s population, as it has since Phuket provincial officials started their daily update reports earlier this year.
The report noted that 435,632 people on the island had received at least one injection of the COVID-19 vaccine. Using 467,587 as the island’s population – instead of the target number of people to be vaccinated – the report claimed that 93% of the island’s population had received a vaccine.
Likewise, Sunday’s report noted that 398,189 people had received two injections and claimed that number constituted 85% of the island’s population.
The report also said that 193,754 people had received their third âboosterâ dose, which is believed to represent 42% of the population.
However, at 9.45 p.m. last night, the Monday October 4 report was released, with a new population figure of 547,584 given, bringing it in line with the population figure routinely used by the Provincial Public Health Bureau of Phuket (PPHO) throughout the day. the countryside.
The mass immunization update for Monday noted that 432,765 people had received a vaccination shot. This time, however, it was reported that that number represented 79.03% of the island’s population, now much more realistic.
Likewise, Monday’s report noted that 409,505 had received two injections of the vaccine, representing 74.78% of the island’s population. The report also noted that 190,744 people had received their third booster dose, representing 34.83% of the island’s population.
The change to recognize 547,584 as the actual population of the island came without explanation.
The daily mass vaccination update reports for Phuket using 467,587 as the island’s population have led to a lot of misinformation about the actual progress of the mass vaccination campaign in Phuket for months, the reporting agencies. national press and even Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha repeating the numbers. data, showing the actual progress of the campaign.
It should be noted that the PPHO systematically used 547,584 as the population of the island to be vaccinated.
In the publicly released progress report by the PPHO on the deployment of mass immunization, to date 433,121 people have received one jab vaccine (79.1%), 409,644 people have received two jab vaccines (74, 81%) and 197,084 people received a third booster dose (35.99%.