A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok announced this evening, July 18th, 2021, that foreigners over the age of 75 who are residents of Thailand can get a Covid-19 vaccine at Bang Sue Central Station by “walking-in” effective from Monday, July 19th, 2021.
This comes after announcements were previously made that a foreigner registration application would be implemented “soon”, with some reports stating by the end of this month, for foreigners to register to be part of the vaccine program in Thailand.
Thailand has previously had several different registration programs for foreigners, depending on location, including through Thailandintervac.com for those over 60 or with certain health conditions. However, those who had success in applying for these programs were often the ones who could register the fastest and results were varied, with many complaints about the programs online. Some provinces, like Phuket or Chiang Mai, had provincial foreigner registration programs but others, like TPN’s own Chonburi, have no foreigner registration program at this time. (primarily due to allocations of vaccines locally, at least in Chonburi.)
For those interested, here are the details according to Thani Sangrat, director-general of the Department of Information and a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
-Starts tomorrow, July 19th, 2021 until further notice
-At Bang Sue Central Station in Bangkok between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M at gates 2,3,4.
-Foreigners must provide proof they are a resident and not a tourist. This can be several things such as a work permit, house registration, copy of a valid resident visa (yes, retirement visa works) and must also bring their passport.
-Those interested are advised to arrive early.
-Only for those who have NEVER been vaccinated before, not those who have had a dose elsewhere or seek additional vaccinations.
TPN notes that supply may vary and we are only providing this message as a courtesy and not guaranteeing that anyone who goes to this location will manage to get a vaccine, as the original message comes from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and not ourselves.