Just two weeks before her long-awaited vaccine appointment in Bangkok, Anyamanee Puttaraksa’s 62-year-old mother became feverish. Three days later, her mother tested positive for COVID-19. Four hours afterward, she died.

Alongside Anyamanee’s grief is anger at a vaccine rollout that has left older people among Thailand’s least-vaccinated groups — a contrast to much of the rest of the world, where vulnerable older people have been a priority.

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