Prachuap accelerates vaccine rollout as Thailand aims for 100 million dose target


Health officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan have stepped up the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations to people in the province.

The move comes as Thailand is aiming to reach 100 million vaccination doses by December 5.

To help achieve the goal, the Provincial Public Health Office has launched a vaccination drive across all districts within Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Service points have been set up outside all hospitals to vaccinate people who registered via the Mor Prachuap Prom V2 system. Walk in vaccinations are also available.

In addition, public health officials are encouraging people who have not received any vaccinations nor who have registered on any of the registration platforms launched since Thailand began its vaccine rollout, to now get vaccinated.

People who have not been vaccinated previously are now able to choose from a variety of vaccines available in terms of quantity and sorts of vaccines available:

1. Sinovac(1st dose) followed by AstraZeneca(2nd dose) in 3-4 weeks.
2. AstraZeneca(1st dose) followed by Pfizer(2nd dose) in 4-12 weeks.
3. AstraZeneca(1st dose) followed by AstraZeneca(2nd dose) in 8-12 weeks.

For those who have received 2 doses of Sinopharm, a 3rd vaccine or ‘booster dose’ will be provided from December 20th onwards.

Alternatively, expats in Thailand who are yet to receive a vaccine are reminded they can still register via the ExpatVac website.

Meanwhile, Dr. Wara Selawattanakul, Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Public Health Doctor, has given another update on the number of foreign tourists who have visited Hua Hin since Thailand reopened to tourism on November 1.

Dr. Wara said 85 foreigners have visited Hua Hin and that three had tested positive for COVID-19.

Russian nationals accounted for the highest number of foreign tourists (12), followed by Australians, (9), Britons (5), Danish (4) and Austrians (4).