Free Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccines Walk-in Service in Nakhon Ratchasima and Chonburi Provinces – September 17-29, 2023

Free Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccines Walk-in Service in Nakhon Ratchasima and Chonburi Provinces – September 17-29, 2023

2023-09-16 16:26:42
Walk-in Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination Services Available in Other Provinces

September 17, 2023

In an effort to increase vaccination coverage and protect the population from the flu and COVID-19, free vaccination services will be available for walk-ins in Nakhon Ratchasima and Chonburi provinces. From September 17-29, 2023, individuals residing in other provinces and nearby areas can take advantage of this opportunity.

The Central Nakhon Ratchasima Injection Center, located at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, is inviting interested people to receive free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations on September 16-17. The center will provide 1,000 free flu vaccinations per day. For COVID-19 vaccinations, they will administer Pfizer red cap for children aged 2-4 years with 1, 2, or 3 needles, Pfizer orange cap for children aged 5-11 years with 1, 2, or 3 needles, and two varieties of Pfizer for individuals aged 12 and above, which require a single annual injection.

The services will take place at the Central Nakhon Ratchasima Injection Center on Sunday, September 17, 2023. Queue tickets can be picked up on the 4th floor starting from 10:00 a.m. onwards.

Before getting the flu vaccine, it is recommended to refrain from heavy exercise or lifting weights two days before and after the vaccination. It is also advised to get enough sleep. If you experience unbearable fever or aches after the vaccination, you can take one 500-milligram paracetamol tablet, with a minimum of 6 hours between doses. However, medications such as Brufen Arcoxia and Celebrex should be avoided. Additionally, the vaccine should be injected in the less dominant arm, and that arm should not be strained or lifted heavily for two days after the injection. On the day of the injection, it is crucial to drink at least 500-1,000 cc of water, avoiding caffeine and alcoholic beverages. After the injection, individuals will be asked to wait for 30 minutes for observation, and if they are taking blood clot-dissolving medicine, they should take it after injecting the vaccine and press firmly on the injection site for an additional minute.

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At Sriracha’s Somdet Phraboromratchathewi Hospital, Thai people from six at-risk groups are invited to receive the flu vaccine from September 18-29, 2023, or until the vaccine supply runs out. Vaccinations will take place on official days only from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the second floor of the 100th Anniversary Memorial Building. The six at-risk groups include pregnant women at least one month along, individuals with thalassemia disease or compromised immune systems, elderly individuals aged 65 and above, people weighing 100 kilograms or more or having a body mass index of 35 kilograms/square meter or more, mentally handicapped individuals who require assistance, people with seven chronic diseases (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, stroke), and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Individuals under 12 who are considered at-risk should consult with a pediatrician.

Those interested in receiving the vaccine should bring their ID card and their own pen to reduce contact. For additional information, please contact the Public Relations Division at 038-320200 10149 or 10152. The office hours are from 08:30-16:00 on business days.

Walk-in flu and COVID-19 vaccination services provide convenient access to protect oneself and the community from these contagious illnesses. Take advantage of these opportunities to stay healthy and safe.]
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