Health officials specific concern over threat to elderly unvaccinated during Songkran

Health officers are urging the aged population to come ahead for vaccination or boosters ahead of subsequent month’s Songkran holiday. According to a Bangkok Post report, the Department of Disease Control says new information exhibits a rise in severe illness and Covid-related deaths in the elderly. DDC boss Sopon Iamsirithaworn says these returning to their home provinces over Songkran threat passing the virus to older relations.
Reduced from the DDC reveals that solely four.2 million of the elderly age group have acquired a 3rd vaccine dose, in comparison with 10 million who’ve obtained 2 doses. Furthermore, 2.1 million elderly people have not been vaccinated at all. Sopon adds that the data shows that older people who endure from continual sicknesses and rarely go out are dying of Covid-19. Most have not obtained a booster dose and contract the virus from visiting relations. Having an underlying condition places them at elevated danger of severe illness and demise and Sopon is urging them to get vaccinated forward of Songkran.
The Thai PM, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has also expressed concern a couple of rise in cases of lung inflammation among Covid-19 patients. According to government spokesman, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, such instances have risen to 1,432, a mean of 18 per province, with hospital bed occupancy rising to 25.9%.
The Bangkok Post reviews that the PM has ordered related companies to speed up the rollout of booster vaccine doses for the aged and different high-risk groups. Today, the CCSA kicks off its booster campaign, with a goal to administer booster doses to 70% of the elderly inhabitants..

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