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Covid-19 Vaccinations for 5 Million Thai Kids Starts Today


Covid-19 vaccinations for children 12 and older started Monday with the goal of covering 5 million kids within three weeks.

Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said the department already distributed vaccines to districts and the mass vaccination should start approximately on Oct 6.

There are about 1,000 districts nationwide and in each district, there are three to five schools, he said.

According to Opas, vaccines will arrive on Wednesdays. On Oct. 6, 1.5 million doses will be supplied and 1.5 million more doses will be delivered on Oct. 13. Within three weeks, all students will have received their first dose.

Vaccination is voluntary. Concerned parties will be watching for symptoms of heart inflammation.

After inoculation, vaccine recipients should refrain from exercise or strenuous physical activity for one week. Those who have chest pain or breathlessness must see a doctor right away.