Samut Sakhon to offer walk-in jabs to foreigners

Samut Sakhon to offer walk-in jabs to foreigners

Verasak: Kids to get jabs too
Verasak: Kids to get jabs too

Walk-in vaccinations in Samut Sakhon will be expanded to include foreigners residing in the province starting on Sept 11, its governor Verasak Vichitsangsri said on Sunday.

The province is preparing a team of interpreters ahead of the launch of the walk-in service for foreigners, slated to kick off on Sept 11, the governor said.

Everyone living in the province, Thais and foreigners, will be able to walk in to any vaccination centre in the province, regardless of whether they have formally registered as a resident or not, Mr Veerasak said.

On Saturday, the governor said on his Facebook page that Samut Sakhon will begin inoculating children aged between 16-18 in the province, to allow in-person instruction at schools to resume as soon as possible.

The children will be given the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, which is expected to arrive in Thailand by the end of this month, he said.

On Saturday, Samut Sakhon recorded 843 new Covid-19 infections and 17 deaths.

Meanwhile, 7,723 people were being treated in hospital, according to figures from the province's health office.

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