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BANGKOK (NNT) - A new cluster has emerged in Bangkok as officials report having administered over 3.3 million doses nationwide.


A total of 22 new infections were found at the Khlong Chan Flats in Bangkapi district of Bangkok. While most of the new cases were tied to the Bangkapi Market cluster, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has deemed the housing project a high-risk area. The district office and 35th Public Health Service Center deployed a royal biosafety mobile unit to collect samples from up to 1,000 Thai and foreign laborers living in the flats and have imposed a quarantine on 10 rooms. The authorities have yet to order the building be closed off due to close monitoring by the National Housing Authority (NHA), but cooperation has been asked of all at-risk people.


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Anutin Chanvirakul meanwhile, led an inspection of vaccination operations taking place at the Rajanukul Institute of the Department of Mental Health. The facility is administering vaccinations to the mentally unstable and vulnerable groups due to mental illness, as well as their family members over the age of 18, as members of the group are six times more likely to get infected by COVID-19 than the average person. Online registration was opened between May 11 and 20 and the site is planning to have served 200,00 people by August.


President of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Sanun Angubonkul, at the same time opened a vaccination site at Thai Business Administration Technological College, a collaboration of the Chamber, Bangkok officials, Sripatum University and Taksin Hospital. The site will administer 1,000 doses a day and gave out 400 jabs on its first day. The chamber has presented guidelines to its provincial branches on how to assist the state in carrying out vaccinations.


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Can't dispute vaccinating discovered concentrations of infections but Thais are getting fed up with all vaccines being used in this way meaning despite registering they won't get vaccinated unless they are in a hotspot! Their only hope is that all Wufluvax jabs will be used up in this way and they will get the good stuff. I tell them that the R & D to 'discover' Wuflu should enable a well matched jab to kill it and the booster gives them 80pc plus efficacy.

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12 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

the site is planning to have served 200,00 people by August.


Planning, no commitment and a 3 months lead time for lousy 200 k jabs. The guy must be outta mind.,

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In Alberta , Canada now, it seems that the majority of people coming to the hospitals with COIVID, did not get their

vaccine shot.  I am still patiently waiting for my 2nd jab, but feel a bit better with even having one shot so far.

Good luck Thailand, I hope you all can get the shot of your choice soon.


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