AN announcement posted on the Facebook page Bangkok Metropolitan Adminisration’s Medical Service Department today (June 13) said hospitals in its network are postponing first shot Covid vaccination for those due to receive one during June 14-17 by having made an appointment via Mor Phrom app, TV Channel 7 said.
The department added that the postponement was necessitated by the Public Health Ministry still working on allotting vaccines and apologised for the inconvenience. Once more doses of the vaccines are delivered the hospital staff will contact those whose first jab is being put off.
However those due to receive their second Covid jab are not affected and may come in as arranged.
The hospitals in its network that have put off the shots are General (Klang), Taksin, Charoenkrung Pracharak, Luang Pho Thaweesak Chutintaro Uthit, Ratchaphiphat, Sirindhorn, Khlong Sam Wah and Bangna.
Meanwhile Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital also said on its Facebook page that it is too postponing Covid vaccination next week because it had neither received AstraZeneca nor Sinovac vaccines from the Public Health Ministry.
Other hospitals that have likewise put off vaccination during June 14-17 are Samitivej, Vichaiyut Medical Centre, Namarak, Ramkhamhaeng, Lerdsin, Synphaet Serirak, Paolo Phaholyothin and Paolo Chokchai 4.
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