Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, chaired the meeting discussing the implementation of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration – Board of Trade of Thailand cooperative units for COVID-19 vaccination service outside hospital.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), in cooperation with the Board of Trade of Thailand, has arranged places outside hospital to provide COVID-19 vaccination service. Previously, 14 places were ready to provide services. However, the Board of Trade of Thailand proposed additional 11 places for vaccination service. At present, these units are in the process of preparing necessary materials and equipment. The BMA Health Department will have a site visit to inspect the readiness in compliance with the prescribed standard criteria.

In this regard, there will be 25 COVID-19 vaccination service units outside hospital in the area of Bangkok Metropolis. Capacity of each unit to provide vaccination service is 1,000 – 3,000 people per day. Altogether, 25 units can provide service to about 38,000 – 50,000 people per day. Initially, all COVID-19 vaccination service units outside hospital will open for service for 7 consecutive months.

On May 11, 2021, all related organizations will work together in testing the system as a whole. The first COVID-19 vaccination service unit outside hospital that is now ready to launch the service is at Central Plaza Lat Phrao. This first unit will be officially open for service on May 12, 2021. Target groups are the frontline officers and occupational risk groups, for example, sweepers of all district offices and teachers. The BMA Health Department will manage the number of people who come for service each day. Other units will then be opened, one after another.

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