30,000 people vaccinated in Hua Hin


Health officials on Sunday gave an update on the progress of the vaccine rollout in Hua Hin.

Officials said that 30,000 people in Hua Hin have now “been vaccinated against COVID-19”.

Hua Hin Today understands that 30,000 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The majority of vaccine doses administered have been Sinovac, followed by AstraZeneca.

The target is to vaccinate 90,000 people in Hua Hin by September 31, ahead of the planned reopening of the town to international tourists.

On Monday (Aug 16), a further 2,700 people will receive the Sinovac vaccine.

Last week, officials said that 90 percent of tourism workers in Hua Hin had also been vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Mr. Niphon Boonyamani, Deputy Minister of the Interior paid a visit on Sunday to frontline medical workers in Hua Hin to present 3,000 face masks, 20 PPE protective suits and cash 10,000 baht.

At the presentation, Dr. Nirand Chantrakul, Director of Hua Hin Hospital said that the hospital has now added a team of disease control investigators to expedite the response once a COVID-19 case is found.

Dr. Nirand also said that COVID-19 patients are given the Thai herb Andrographis paniculata (Fah Talai Joon) and lemon juice as part of their treatment.

Hua Hin Hospital is overseeing the treatment of more than 600 patients, 212 of which are workers in field hospitals in worker’s camps.