Minister Saksayam Chidchob said: “The venue, covering 13,500 sqm, hopes to provide a safe and efficient space to administer 10,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccinations per day.”
On Monday (17 May), Thailand’s Minister for Transport Saksayam Chidchob announced that, starting June 2021, the country’s Bang Sue Grand Station will support the Ministry of Public Health in administering walk-in vaccination for people in order to cope with the recent rise of active community cases.
According to a report in Bangkok Post, the Ministry of Public Health will set up vaccination points at the station’s first and mezzanine floors. “The venue,” Minister Chidchob said, “covering 13,500 sqm hopes to create a safe and efficient space to administer 10,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccinations per day.”
He continued that the government aims to vaccinate walk-in locals from Bangkok and surrounding provinces starting next month.
For now, between 24 to 31 May, the Bang Sue Grand Station will be exclusively vaccinating the country’s registered transport drivers, such as train, taxi, and bus drivers, to name a couple.
“Members of the public can proceed [after] to do walk-ins for their jab from June until the end of this year,” the minister highlighted.
When the day comes, all Thais have to do is make a trip down to the station along with their identification card to register for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Throughout this period, the Ministry of Public Health will be spearheading the vaccine supplies and procedures, while the Ministry of Transport, as well as the State Railway of Thailand, will look after area and transport management to ensure a seamless vaccination process.
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