True fears jab sign-up breach
True Group has filed a complaint with police after it discovered its system for receiving vaccination registrations may have been breached, allowing for the abuse of Covid-19 jab allotments.
The telecom, tech and digital media service provider said it detected irregularities in the system which is under its supervision at the Bang Sue Grand Station's vaccination point. According to the company, the breach led to abuse in vaccination allotments whereby some people may have wrongfully gained access to vaccine shots.
True is one of four mobile phone operators authorised to accept vaccination registrations.
Pichit Thanyodom, an executive at True, said the company came across a person who claimed to have secured a vaccination appointment via True's platform. However, the person failed to produce a QR code, prompting the company to check its registration file which confirmed the name was non-existent.
The person told the company they had been given instructions that if they were caught, they must deny any knowledge of the vaccination registration and tell the authorities their relatives had made the appointments for them.
Mr Pichit said the company has complained to police and notified the Department of Medical Services (DoMS) which is also launching a probe.
Meanwhile, the vaccination centre at Bang Sue Grand Station will take online bookings from today for inoculations in August. The walk-in service will end on Saturday. The DoMS said yesterday 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will be available at the station.
Half will be for people aged 18 or over. The rest will be reserved for senior citizens, people with chronic illness, overweight people and pregnant women at least 12 weeks into term.