More than 9 million employees under Section 33 of the Social Security Act are not required to register for COVID-19 vaccination via the government’s Mor Prom app, as they are eligible to get their shots next month.
Labor Minister Suchart Chomklin said vaccine distribution for these employees is scheduled to start on June 7th in Bangkok. The insured workers do not have to register with Mor Prom because they are classified as being at risk of infection, because many of them have to carry on working at their workplaces.
He said the ministry plans to complete the vaccination program in two months, aiming to inoculate 50,000 people on a daily basis. The insured workers will receive shots at 20 hospitals, which are the Social Security Office (SSO)’s partners, and the vaccination stations for this group are separate from those run by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).
Mr. Suchart added that the vaccination campaigns in nine economically important provinces, such as Rayong, Chonburi and Ayutthaya, are scheduled to begin in July, before it is extended to the other provinces. (NNT)