The Department of Disease Control is targeting to vaccinate one million doses of Covid-19 per day starting from this Friday, September 24th.
Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Thai Disease Control Department stated over the past weekend (September 18th) “We are targeting to get the first dose of vaccination against Covid-19 for 50 percent of the population by the end of next month. This is part of an overall plan to ease more restrictions to restore the economy, especially before the critical high season in November and December. This will also allow us to get schools back in session and tourism, both domestic and international, resumed.”
“The two main vaccines being vaccinated is the mixing of Sinovac and AstraZeneca.”
“At least one million doses per day will be injected starting on Friday, September 24th which is ‘Mahidol Day’.”
“Mahidol Day’ is to commemorate the passing of Prince Father Mahidol Adulyadej, who is the ‘Father of Thai Modern Medicine’.” Dr. Opas concluded.
The supply of Covid-19 vaccines has increased significantly recently and as the DDC aggressively moves forward with second doses of Covid-19 vaccines in Bangkok, hoping to restore the economy there, they plan to focus on outlying provinces and those most in need and vulnerable. The DDC is putting together an ambitious plan to accomplish their goals of vaccination which will be critical to any resumption and restoration of the economy, especially the tourism industry, according to the Thai government.