Almost 300 expats in Hua Hin and Cha Am received Pfizer vaccines on Tuesday.
The vaccines were administered to foreigners who were deemed to be in vulnerable groups (over 60 and/or with underlying health conditions) who had registered via the Ministry of Public Health’s Expat Vac registration platform.
At Cha Am Hospital, director Prakasit Chomcheun oversaw the first rollout of the Pfizer vaccines to 120 expats on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, 153 expats in Hua Hin received a shot of the of the Pfizer vaccine at Hua Hin Hospital.
The rollout of the vaccines comes as the Thai government recently announced it is expanding its vaccination program to people throughout Thailand – including expats.
The availability of Pfizer vaccines for foreigners in Thailand has been made possible due to donation from the United States government.
Last month, the United States Embassy in Bangkok announced that the US government had donated 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccines to Thailand.
The US government later confirmed an additional 1 million vaccine doses would also be donated, giving Thailand a total of 2.5 million doses.
These vaccine doses will be used to vaccinate foreigners in Thailand and front line medical workers, it was announced previously.
Any foreigner in Thailand who has not registered for a vaccine can do so on the https://expatvac.consular.go.th website.