Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin visited and encouraged Section 33 insured persons in Bangkok, getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Bangkok Bank Club Vaccination Center on Srinakarin Road.
On June 10, 2021, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin visited the Covid-19 Vaccination Center for Section 33 Insured Persons in Bangkok at the Bangkok Bank Club Vaccination Center on Srinakarin Road, within the responsibility of the Bangkok Social Security Office Area 8. The facility can vaccinate up to 1,000 people per day and has a team of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists from Bangna 1 Hospital as the operator. Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol, the Ministry of Labours’ Spokesperson (on politics), Mrs. Thienrat Navamawat, the Social Security Office’s Secretary General Mr. Tosapol Kritawongwiman, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives, also joined the visit to follow up on the progress of vaccinations. Today was the fourth day of vaccinations. From June 7 to 9, 2021, almost 130,000 Section 33 insured persons in Bangkok have received vaccinations.
The Labour Minister said that the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha and Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, are concerned for the workforce. The Ministry of Labour’s Social Security Office was assigned to work with the Ministry of Interior, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Ministry of Health by the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Ministry of Finance by Krung Thai Bank, and social security network hospitals, both public and private, to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to insured persons to control the spread of the pandemic in factories and workplaces. To start, the vaccination arrangement for Section 33 insured persons in Bangkok was determined for over 24,000 establishments across Bangkok from June 7 to 26, 2021. The Bangkok Social Security Offices in Area 1 to12 have prepared the facility, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and medical equipment from 23 hospitals in the social security network, potentially vaccinating 50,000 people daily. All centers provide services between 8.00 hours to 17.00 hours.
Mr. Suchart said that for the vaccination process, there are eight steps: 1) The screening point is the first point where information and documents will be checked to determine whether they are eligible for vaccination or not. The employer must register through the e-service system first only. Once posted, the Social Security Office will contact the insured persons to make an appointment, with a date, time, and place for the vaccination via the company’s human resources department. Then, the HR department of each company will inform the insured employee of the vaccination date and time. When the appointment date is near, Krung Thai Bank will have another SMS to remind employees of their queue. The Social Security Office will allow the company to receive vaccinations on a first-come, first-serve basis, meaning that whoever registers in the system first has rights. They will not accept walk-ins. 2) Sit and wait point, to wait for the staff to call insured persons for registration. 3) Registration point to receive vaccinations from Krung Thai Bank. There will be bank staff at each point. 4) Stations to measure vital signs and assess risks by doctors and nurses of the hospital who are servicing each site. 5) Waiting point for vaccinations. At each point, 11 chairs are set up to allow for vaccination management for the AstraZeneca brand. 6) The vaccination point will be operated by doctors and nurses from hospitals with expertise in injections. 7) A breakpoint to observe symptoms. Doctors will be ready and handing out manuals for after injection. It will take about 30 minutes. There is also a first aid point in case of emergency or if insured persons have side effects from the vaccine. Doctors and nurses will be waiting at the site. 8) The point for making an appointment for the next jab before going home, together with advice from doctors and nurses.
“The Covid-19 Vaccination Center for Section 33 Insured Persons will provide vaccination services for insured persons whose appointment date, time, and place have been notified by the Social Security Office to the HR department of the company, as registered through the e-service system. Therefore, insured persons are requested to come to the said appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted,” concluded Mr. Suchart.
Division of Public Relations
10 June 2021