The Thai Red Cross Society vaccinated migrants against COVID-19 with the vaccine doses that its Chinese counterpart donated.
Migrants of many nationalities visited the Relief and Community Health Bureau of the Thai Red Cross Society in Pathumwan district for the inoculation with the COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinopharm. The Thai Red Cross Society offered the vaccine as the first jab for migrants in Bangkok and Samut Prakan.
Tej Bunnag, secretary-general of the Thai Red Cross Society, said the inoculation resulted from 100,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine donated by the Red Cross Society of China. A part of the donated doses was reserved for the vaccination of 5,000 migrants regardless of their nationalities and Afghan refugees were among the vaccine recipients, he said.
The Migrant Working Group gathered the vaccine recipients and Thai and foreign nurses volunteered to handle the injection for the migrants. (TNA)