PM: Many reasons for Covid vaccination delay

PM: Many reasons for Covid vaccination delay

Covid-19 vaccination continues at the Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok on Tuesday.  (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Covid-19 vaccination continues at the Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

There were many reasons for delays in Covid-19 vaccinations, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who apologised for it.

Prayut said on Tuesday that the government was receiving small lots of ordered vaccines, not huge lots at a time, and vaccinations stopped at the inoculation stations that used all their vaccine stocks.

Vaccine deliveries took time because they had to wait for production and quality checks. Many countries faced the same problem, he said.

Besides, vaccinations were accelerated for at-risk people in outbreak areas including those in Bangkok to control Covid-19 and maintain the operations of factories. That affected some previous vaccine registrants, the prime minister said.

Vaccination registrants whose appointments were postponed did not have to register again and their places in queues would be kept, Prayut said.

"I must apologise for the problems that happened and I take all the responsibility," he said.

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Vocabulary

  • accelerate: to happen or make something happen at a faster rate - เร่ง, เร่งความเร็ว, เพิ่มความเร็ว
  • apologise: to say you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem - ขอโทษ
  • inoculation (noun): an act of protecting a person or an animal from catching a particular disease by injecting them with a mild form of the disease - การฉีดวัคซีน,
  • lot: a group or set of things or people - ชุด,รุ่น
  • operation: an activity which is planned to achieve something - การดำเนินการ
  • outbreak: the sudden start of a disease - การระบาดของโรค
  • registrant (noun): a person who registers - ผู้ลงทะเบียน
  • responsibility: deserving to be blamed for something that has happened - ความรับผิดชอบ
  • stock: an amount of something that you keep so that you can use it when you need it - ที่เก็บไว้ในสต๊อก
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