A spokesman for Thailand’s COVID-19 Control Center said on the 20th that everyone in Thailand, including Thais and foreigners, can get a high-quality and safe coronavirus vaccine.
The first batch of SinoVac vaccines that arrived in Thailand will give priority to front-line medical workers and people in high-risk areas.
More vaccines will arrive later, and service and tourism practitioners will soon obtain vaccines. In addition, the relevant agencies will provide COVID-19 vaccination certificates to people with international travel needs, and the government will publish the details of the COVID-19 vaccine in time.
The first batch of SinoVac vaccines purchased by Thailand will arrive in Thailand on February 24, which will be the first batch of coronavirus vaccines received by Thailand.
According to Thailand’s previous vaccine procurement and vaccination plan, many batches of vaccines will arrive in Thailand one after another, and vaccination will cover at least half of the country’s population this year.
In response, NIDA Poll, a polling agency in Thailand, conducted a poll on which groups of people should be given priority to vaccination against the novel coronavirus.
The survey respondents were Thais over the age of 15 in various provinces across the country, with a total of 1,318 responses.
The results showed that 56.9% and 40.48% of the respondents believed that vulnerable people and medical workers in high-risk areas should be vaccinated first.
In addition, nearly half of the respondents believe that vaccination should be compulsory for foreigners in Thailand, but foreigners need to be vaccinated at their own expense, and only foreigners who pay legally are eligible for free vaccines.