AstraZeneca vaccines free for walk-ins in Bangkok from Monday

AstraZeneca vaccines free for walk-ins in Bangkok from Monday

FILE PHOTO: AstraZeneca vaccines will be available for walk-ins across Bangkok from Monday.

Starting Monday, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will be offering AstraZeneca vaccinations for people over 18 of any nationality. They are broadening the scope of who can be vaccinated in an attempt to accelerate national inoculation, a criterion announced today in Thailand plan to declare Covid-19 endemic by the end of this year.

The vaccinations will be open to anybody as a first dose, second injection, or a booster shot while supplies last, according to the director of the BMA’s Medical Service Department. While appointments have been available through the QueQ app, walk-ins will begin being accepted on January 31 at 7 different hospitals associated with the BMA.

While the announcement said it was open for anybody over 18, foreigners are required to bring their passport as while as a pink card or social security card. Thai citizens will need to bring their ID card. All people coming for a vaccine are advised to bring their own pen to fill out paperwork.

If a person has already received one or 2 vaccines, a certain timespan must elapse before the subsequent vaccine. The requirements were only listed for Sinovac, Sinopharm, and AstraZeneca, with no info on those vaccinated with other brands:

# of doses Brand of vaccine Duration before next injection
1 Sinovac or Sinopham at least 1 month
1 AstraZeneca at least 2 months
2 Sinovac or Sinopham at least 1 month
2 AstraZeneca at least 3 months
2 1 Sinovac or Sinopham and 1 AstraZeneca at least 3 month

Vaccines with offered at the following 7 locations:

Location Hours of Vaccination Contact Phone Number

1. BMA General Hospital

Monday-Wednesday from 9 am-2 pm 02-225-1354
Charoen Krung Pracharak Hospital Monday-Friday from 8 am-3 pm (from February 7-25, 2022) 02-289-7000-4
Luang Phor Taweesak Chutinataro Uthit Hospital Monday-Friday from 1 pm-3 pm 02-429-3575- 81 ext 8589
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Lat Krabang Hospital Monday-Friday from 8 am-3 pm 02-327-3049
Ratchaphiphat Hospital Monday-Sunday from 8.30 am-3 pm 02-444-0163 ext 0
Khlong Sam Wa Hospital Monday-Friday from 8 am-11 am 064-557-6009
BMA Bang Na Hospital Monday-Friday from 8 am-2 pm 02-180-0201-3 ext 103,104

SOURCE: ASEAN Now

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