CCSA hails vaccination drive

CCSA hails vaccination drive

About 4.6 million shots of Covid-19 vaccines were administered over the past 100 days, with over 400,000 doses given out when the national vaccination campaign kicked off on Monday, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said yesterday.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the CCSA, said as of Monday, 4,634,941 doses of Covid-19 vaccine had been administered since Feb 28, when limited vaccinations began.

Out of that total, 3,243,913 people have received one dose, while 1,391,028 have completed both rounds.

On the first day of the nationwide vaccination drive, 416,847 shots were given, 388,872 of which were first doses, Dr Taweesilp said, adding the jab rollout proceeded without any glitches.

Echoing Dr Taweesilp, Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang voiced his satisfaction at the inoculation campaign's progress in the capital.

City Hall reported that 13,052 people received their first jabs at 25 vaccination stations spread across the city on Monday.

Pol Gen Aswin said each of the vaccination sites will administer 500-590 jabs per day between June 7-14, and BMA will increase their capacity when more supplies arrive.

City Hall has launched the "Thai Ruam Jai Safe Bangkok" system for people to book jab appointments. The system's channels include web registration, the Pao Tang mobile app, and in-person registration at major supermarkets.



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