The government’s nationwide Covid-19 vaccination rollout started on June 7, 2021 beginning with the first two priority registered groups; the elderly, and persons with any of seven underlying disease risks.
June 7, 2021 – Khon Kaen Province officially opened the Srinagarind Hospital Covid-19 Vaccination Center at Khon Kaen Hall, 5th Floor, Central Plaza Shopping Center, Khon Kaen.
Dr. Somsak Jungtrakoon, Khon Kaen Governor; Dr. Somchaichot Piyawatwela, M.D., Khon Kaen Provincial Public Health Office; Associate Professor Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; Associate Professor Apichat Jirawutthipong, M.D., Dean of the Faculty of Medicine; and, Professor Songsak Kiatchusakul, M.D., Director of Srinagarind Hospital visited and oversaw the vaccination service.
Srinagarind Hospital, KKU-MD are following the national vaccination plan, with the first two priority registered groups: the elderly, and those with any of the following underlying diseases;
- Severe Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs)
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) (5th stage)
- Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
- Obesity (weight > 100 kg or BMI > 35 kg/m²).
The COVID-19 vaccines available in Thailand include:
- SinoVac vaccine, an inactivated vaccine recommended for the 18-59-year sage group.
- AstraZeneca vaccine, a viral vector vaccine recommended for those over 60 years.
The Srinagarind Hospital Covid-19 Vaccination Center initially plans to administer 1,500 shots per day and eventually up to 4,000 people daily.
Starting October 1, 2021, foreigners arriving in Thailand who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will not be required to quarantine if they are entering the 5 provinces: Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, Chiang Mai and Pattaya, Chonburi. Starting January 1, 2022, foreigners arriving in Thailand will not need to quarantine as long as they are fully vaccinated.
Written by: Kanokphorn
Edited by: John Smith