The minister of public health traveled to the Deep South to prop up locals’ confidence over vaccines and to reaffirm the target of achieving 70% vaccine coverage in every province.
Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul inspected the situation of COVID-19 outbreaks in southern border provinces, where infection numbers have continually risen.
The health minister first visited the vaccination center at Prince of Songkhla University Pattani Campus. 39.37% of Pattani’s entire population of 727,981 have been inoculated.
Mr. Anutin urged religious leaders in the southern border provinces to foster the correct understanding about vaccination, while affirming that a vaccination rate of 70% of the population needs to be reached.
The health minister then visited Narathiwat to give moral support to staff at a vaccination site and deliver Covid prevention gear to health volunteers.
Narathiwat has so far recorded more than 30,000 COVID-19 infections throughout its 13 districts and the figure is expected to keep rising. The vaccination rate stood at just 37.96%, although the inoculation drive is being accelerated in hopes of achieving 70% coverage before the end of October. (NNT)