50,000 More Covid Vaccines arrive in Phuket

8 Apr 2021

50,000 more doses of the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine now arrived in Phuket, bringing the total number of Sinovac vaccines to 100,000. Bangkok officials promised this amount as part of the Thailand reopening plan, which starts on July 1st with the reopening of Phuket to international travellers. To do this, 70 per cent vaccination must be achieved in the province's local residence. On April 1st, Phuket began vaccinating people, and the first round of vaccinations is continuing at a rate of about 7,000 jabs per day. Officials continuously improve up to 10,000 vaccinations a day soon.

After staff thoroughly inspected the doses, the vaccine delivery arrived at Vachira Hospital in Phuket Town, where it was moved to a temperature-controlled medical supply storage facility. 30,000 vaccines will stay at the hospital, while the other 20,000 will be moved to Thalang Hospital. The vaccines would then be distributed to five service points set up by the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office for the inoculation push.

With the progress being made against Covid-19 in Phuket, it is believed that the vaccination campaign will meet the requirements in time for the July 1st opening without quarantine. In May and June, 300,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required to go to Phuket, which has a total of 466,000 people. Authorities have requested around 930,000 doses to ensure that all people receive their first and second doses in time for global tourism to restart without quarantine. People who are waiting for vaccines from the Thai government are required to register online, according to officials. Here is a link to a form. They also confirmed that people without internet access can register and request an appointment at local hospitals or healthcare facilities