Thai Public Health Ministry encourages public to receive booster vaccination before traveling during long holiday this week

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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health encourages the public to receive a booster vaccination before traveling during the long holiday this week.

Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that during this upcoming long holiday, from Wednesday 13th to Sunday the 17th, there may be an increased risk of Covid-19 infections in many areas, therefore, the Ministry would like to encourage the public to get vaccinated at vaccination centers, Provincial Health Offices, and public hospitals nationwide before traveling.

Anutin also reiterated that taking at least three doses or more would reduce severe symptoms and the chance of a fatality when being infected, especially among elders and people with health conditions.

As the country is already reopened, if people are still responsible and wearing a mask when traveling, then there should not be problems that could affect public health as a whole, Anutin added.


He stressed: “Infections..if there is a party, reopening of pubs and bars, gatherings of a large group of people, music festivals, or outdoor cinemas with preventive measures, then the situation can be controlled. We emphasize cases with severe symptoms because it is very important.”

“During this holiday, people should continue to tighten self-protection procedures to reduce the risk of infection by keeping their social distance, regularly washing their hands, and wearing masks at all times when in public spaces and outdoors. If you are at risk or have any suspicious symptoms, self-administration with ATK is recommended. Moreover, people are encouraged to get vaccinated and receive booster shots to increase immunity.” Anutin concluded.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.