BMA is ready for COVID-19 vaccination


Pol.Lt.Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, chaired a meeting of the Subcommittee on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Administration of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) participated by various relevant organizations. The meeting aimed at preparing and being ready for management of COVID-19 vaccination, as the BMA will receive COVID-19 vaccines from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). This is to assure the public that the COVID-19 vaccination will be done efficiently and safely.

The powers, functions and duties of the Subcommittee shall be as follows: 1. To prescribe guidelines for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program administration in Bangkok metropolitan area; 2. To direct, coordinate, and promote the implementation and to find solutions to challenges and problems of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program administration in Bangkok metropolitan area; 3. To monitor and follow up the progress and result of the implementation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program administration in Bangkok metropolitan area; 4. To appoint working group to perform duties or to carry out tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate; and 5. To perform other duties assigned by Thailand’s National Committee on Communicable Diseases or the BMA Committee on Communicable Diseases or the Governor of Bangkok.

In this regard, the meeting agreed to deliver COVID-19 vaccination program services based on the guidelines on vaccination administration of the CCSA. Initially, target areas for the first vaccine rollout are the districts of Bangkok that have areas connected with Samut Sakhon Province, where various cases of COVID-19 infection are first found during the new surge, namely Bang Khun Thian District, Bang Bon District, Nong Khaem District, Chom Thong District, Bang Khae District, and Phasi Charoen District.

Nevertheless, the above-mentioned target areas for COVID-19 vaccination program services can be different if the situation of COVID-19 pandemic and the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases are changed. The BMA affiliated hospitals that are ready for the first vaccine rollout are Bang Khun Thian Geriatric Hospital, Venerable Thawisak Jutindharo Hospital, and Ratchaphiphat Hospital. The list of public hospitals operated by the Ministry of Public Health and other organizations and private hospitals that are ready to provide COVID-19 vaccination program services will be publicized at the earliest opportunity.