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Ministry aims to vaccinate 50 per cent of population by October

The Ministry of Public Health has set a target of a million Covid-19 vaccinations on September 24 and inoculation of 50 per cent of the population by October.Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), revealed data on vaccination against Covid-19 from ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt must reveal full details of vaccine contracts, say academics and media

Thai academics and mass media workers on Monday issued a statement demanding that the government reveal details of its Covid-19 vaccine management and distribution, under open standards for data.The statement, which was signed by 333 scholars, mass media agencies and members of the public, said ...

The Nation Reporter

Vaccination advice for senior citizens

The Department of Health has offered advice to senior citizens on preparing for their Covid-19 vaccination.Amid the current outbreak in Thailand, the department said that seniors are at high risk from infection and should get the vaccine as fast as possible.The department also advised seniors ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt changes tune as SSO jabs resume

The Labour Ministry made a U-turn yesterday, announcing that vaccinations in Bangkok for people insured under Section 33 of the Social Security Act would resume tomorrow after being suspended last week.On Friday, the Social Security Office (SSO), which is under the ministry’s supervision, abruptly postponed ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Workers up in arms after jabs halted

The Social Security Office (SSO) has come under heavy criticism after it abruptly postponed vaccinations in Bangkok for people insured under Section 33 of the Social Security Act to June 28.The SSO kicked off its vaccination campaign for some 11 million employees on Monday with ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt: 8.3% of targeted Thais have received initial vaccination

The government said on Friday that 8.3% of the 50 million people targeted for vaccination against Covid-19 had received at least their initial dose, as of Thursday.Apisamai Srirangson, spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said 223,315 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

JSCCIB predicts Q4 recovery amid jabs

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry, and Banking (JSCCIB) expects the Thai economy to pick up in the fourth quarter this year — faster than earlier projections of the first quarter of next year — if the government can maintain momentum of its vaccine ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

ICI rises 1.6% as jabs boost investor sentiment

The Investor Confidence Index (ICI) for stocks in the next three months rose by 1.6% from the previous month and remains in the bullish zone as investors expect the Covid-19 vaccination programme to ease the pandemic situation.The upcoming nationwide vaccination drive is the main factor ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Covid-19 Vaccine as Human Rights Due Diligence

The Bangkok Business and Human Rights Week is fast approaching amidst the Covid-19 public health crisis that is strongly related to violations of human rights. In the current global health crisis, the rapid development of Covid-19 vaccines has been an unprecedented scientific achievement. Yet most OECD ...

SSO promises workers will get Covid vaccines in June

The Social Security Office (SSO) has assured employees covered under Section 33 of the Social Security Act (SSA) that the vaccination drive against Covid-19 will begin in June.Its 80 contracted hospitals across the country are ready to provide them with the service, said SSO spokesman ...

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