Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), had a site visit to inspect the vaccination of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines to vendors and assistant vendors at markets in Bang Khae area as well as to the at-risk people living in neighboring areas.
The Permanent Secretary for the BMA said that, during March 17 – 22, 2021, the BMA had arranged officers to station at the active service unit providing the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines to the at-risk groups who were vendors and assistant vendors at markets in Bang Khae area and the at-risk people living in the neighboring areas, at Sirisetthanont Market in Bang Khae District, and Nimmanoradee Temple in Phasi Charoen District, totaling 6,824 people. In order that the vaccine could reach full efficacy against COVID-19, the people who had already received the first dose of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine were scheduled to receive the second dose during April 7 – 12, 2021. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine recipients during April 7 – 12, 2021 was 6,000, accounting for 90%.
Those who have already get the first shot but cannot come for the second shot on schedule because they need to travel during Songkran holidays can receive the second shot during April 19 – 21, 2021. After completing a two-dose course of COVID-19 vaccination, the vaccine recipients will receive Thailand National Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination.
The Permanent Secretary for the BMA also added that, however, vaccination only helped develop immunity and protect against the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccinated people could potentially still get COVID-19, some of them with no symptoms or only very mild symptoms, and spread the virus to family members and friends who are not yet vaccinated. Therefore, the people were urged to continue the strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures.