Thai Police Crack Down on Vaccine Slot Sales

Thai police are investigating a scam in a vaccination center which illegally sold vaccine slots to at least 7,000 people. 

Police said those involved in the scam have profited around seven million baht (around $213,000) at the Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok, selling vaccine slots through the national database at 1,000 baht per appointment.

According to Dermatology Institute and Bangsue vaccination center director Dr. Mingkwan Wichaidit, they detected an unusual number of appointments added to the national database, The Bangkok Post reported. 

Last month, when the government announced appointments for walk-in vaccinations for seniors, thousands of seniors flocked to the center, requiring the assistance of volunteers to ease the registration process. 

Volunteers were given access to the vaccine recipients database which provided opportunity for the scam. 

Authorities have now cancelled said fraudulent appointments, as it investigates over 300 people involved in the illegal charging of vaccine slots.

© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.