Covid vaccinations for everyone in Thailand

Covid vaccinations for everyone in Thailand

Dr Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, speaks about Covid-19 vaccine's availability, at Government House on Thursday. (Screenshot)
Dr Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, speaks about Covid-19 vaccine's availability, at Government House on Thursday. (Screenshot)

Everyone in Thailand - Thais and foreigners, including migrant workers - will have access to quality and safe Covid-19 vaccines, a government spokesperson said on Thursday.

The assurance was given during the daily Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration briefing at Government House, by assistant spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangson.

Everyone in the country, including foreigners, would have access to vaccines, she said.

"Vaccinations will include expatriates and migrant workers. The government intends to offer equal protection," she said.

The first, limited delivery of vaccine would be on Feb 24, Dr Apisamai said.

Later deliveries of vaccines, which would arrive in larger amounts, would reach workers in the service and tourism sectors.

Vaccination certificates would be issued to inoculated people who need to travel abroad. This would include business people and students, Dr Apisamai said.

The government would announce details about Covid-19 vaccination later, she said.

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Vocabulary

  • assurance (noun): a statement that something is true, esp. when there is doubt about it; a promise; a guarantee - การรับประกัน, การรับรอง
  • certificate: an official document or record stating that particular facts are true - ประกาศนียบัตร เกียรติบัตร
  • expatriate (expat): a person living in a country that is not their own - คนที่อาศัยอยู่ต่างประเทศ (เป็นเวลานาน)
  • inoculate: to treat a person or animal with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease -
  • migrant worker: someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work - คนงานต่างถิ่น
  • vaccination (noun): giving someone a vaccine, usually by injection to prevent them from getting a disease - การฉีดวัคซีน
  • vaccine: a substance which contains a form that is not harmful of a virus and which is given to a person or animal to prevent them from getting the disease which the virus causes - วัคซีน
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