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by Namo Vananupong
    
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Central Vaccination Center at Bang Sue Grand Station has shut its doors on 30 September after providing its final jabs to vaccine recipients. Those who were planning to visit the center may instead head to the Institute of Dermatology at Victory Monument. Meanwhile, other vaccination sites around the country are still offering their free services.

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul officially closed the Central Vaccination Center at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok today. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob and representatives of various agencies which lent support to the vaccination drive were also present at the closing ceremony.

 

The center has operated for 477 days since May 24, 2021, and provided its service to some 3.5 million people. About 6.5 million doses of Covid vaccines were administered at the center.

 

Mr. Anutin thanked medical personnel, volunteers, and supporting agencies for their contributions at the Central Vaccination Center. He and others at the closing ceremony sang a song to send off the personnel at the center, who will be returning to their original posts.

 

Those who have been planning to receive service from the central vaccination center may instead visit the Institute of Dermatology near Victory Monument. In October, the institute will offer Covid vaccination on the 1st, 8th, and 29th. Visit time is from 9 am to 3 pm.

 

The health ministry is also providing free vaccination services at various healthcare facilities nationwide. Those seeking vaccination are encouraged to make inquiries at a nearby public healthcare facility.

 

 

Source: https://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/detail/TCATG221002132349271

 

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Bang Sue Vaccination Centre was an efficient place to receive the covid vaccine.  The first time was a bit hectic.  The other three times I went not so many people so not only efficient but quick too.

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Yeah ^^^, compared with my first jab at Siriraj Hospital which was an, er, "interesting", experience Bang Sue was great.

 

Hopefully boosters will now be done by our local hospital along with the flu jabs.

 

We shall see.

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3 hours ago, Crossy said:

Yeah ^^^, compared with my first jab at Siriraj Hospital which was an, er, "interesting", experience Bang Sue was great.

 

Hopefully boosters will now be done by our local hospital along with the flu jabs.

 

We shall see.

And hopefully the new vaccines against omicron comes. I went to Bang Sue 4 weeks ago and found out that the Moderna was outdated and not against omicron same as they give i Europe now.

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4 hours ago, lujanit said:

Bang Sue Vaccination Centre was an efficient place to receive the covid vaccine.  The first time was a bit hectic.  The other three times I went not so many people so not only efficient but quick too.

Bang Sue amazingly friendly and efficient. (but such a schlepp from central Bangkok by either taxi or subway)
I had my first two jabs there, then the next two at MBK (Mah Boon Krong) --- Incredibly easy to get to and speedy and helpful, now sadly closed. 

Good to see one at Victory Monument but no info on whether an appointment is necessary.
Their homepage is bi lingual, but nothing referring to vaccinations and go further into the site (appointment etc. are in Thai only -- or am I missing something?
P.S.

I recall sometime ago that the new generation of vaccines would be available in Thailand in the New Year.

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3 hours ago, Patanawet said:

I recall sometime ago that the new generation of vaccines would be available in Thailand in the New Year.

Supposedly some time into 2023... Nothing I've seen suggested it was going to be necessarily right at the beginning of the new year.

 

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On 10/3/2022 at 4:43 PM, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Supposedly some time into 2023... Nothing I've seen suggested it was going to be necessarily right at the beginning of the new year.

 

It will be outdated by then. Novavax would be a better option as a booster.

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1 minute ago, Letseng said:

It will be outdated by then. Novavax would be a better option as a booster.

 

dunno about that. The BA5 variants is still the predominant one right now in Thailand, AFAIK. And that's one of the ones the updated Pfizer vaccine from the U.S. (bivalent) is tuned for....

 

but admittedly, hard to know exactly what variant(s) are likely to be predominant 5-6 months from now.

 

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