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67,000 people applied for Phuket Moderna vaccine reservations

67,000 people applied for Phuket Moderna vaccine reservations

PHUKET: More than 67,000 people yesterday attempted to book their vaccinations with the Moderna vaccine to be provided by Bangkok Hospital Phuket and Bangkok Hospital Siriroj, the group has revealed.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 8 July 2021, 05:58PM

Image: Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Image: Bangkok Hospital Phuket

The overwhelming response to book Moderna vaccinations at the two hospitals crashed the web portal set up especially to handle the registrations, drawing harsh criticism by many of the people who were unable to register.

Registrations opened at 9am yesterday (July 7). By 10:45am the hospital announced, “Due to high demand from hospital clients, our current stock runs out and our next reservations will be scheduled once the vaccine becomes available again.”

In a statement issued to The Phuket News today, the Bangkok Hospital group announced, “To everyone that faced problems registering for alternative vaccine Moderna yesterday, Bangkok Hospital Phuket & Siriroj would like to sincerely apologize for the technical difficulties and disappointment experienced.

“The response was overwhelming with more than 67,000 people trying to register at 9am and unfortunately our IT systems were not able to cope with such a large demand,” the statement read.

“If you were not successful at this time we will hopefully have more vaccine availability in the near future.

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“For those whose reservations for alternative vaccine Moderna seemed to have been successful but did not receive a payment link we will keep your record in our system so that you do not have to re-register when the vaccine becomes available again.

“Once again we are very sorry for the disappointment and difficulties experienced and thank you for your kind understanding,” the statement concluded.



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Christy Sweet | 10 July 2021 - 13:35:58

Who needs tourist incomes when CoronaCash can be had. My estimates for 
 Moderna is a 300 % mark up. Disgraceful profiteering off an emergency. Where's the law forbidding it and setting prices ?  Now we know why the domestic AZ production slowed to a crawl- not enough profit.

Dave_C | 10 July 2021 - 11:50:57

Get Prayut to donate his fake salary to real website developers so that the sites do not crash all the time, or, second thoughts, somebody who can manufacture a brain with integrity.

ematt | 10 July 2021 - 10:06:12

Christy, no one is trying to "control" you, just offering helpful suggestions. Of course you are free to continue on your current path! But to be fair, a negative and anti-social attitude is unlikely to lead to happiness.

Christy Sweet | 09 July 2021 - 23:30:24

RUSure, My post are about the profiteering off this crises, do you have anything to counter? Your attempt to control what  I write, think and do won't work. Far better than you have tried and failed.  

SueYu2 | 09 July 2021 - 21:17:23

Sounds more like 67,000 clicks on the website rather than that many people (10 every 1 second)? I think this should be made clear.

r u sure | 09 July 2021 - 20:40:08

@Christy Sweet Rather than moan about everything Why haven't you got a vaccination yet? Even young people (farang) with ,shall we say ,"dodgy" visas have managed to get  one! You are either badly advised, naive or spend too much time complaining rather than searching the available information possibly??

Christy Sweet | 09 July 2021 - 15:48:59

Whoops that should be over 154 million baht profit- on 2 doses  

Christy Sweet | 09 July 2021 - 15:24:22

One hospital in Phuket alone stands to make over a  77 million baht  PROFIT at a buy  of 500 THB  and sell 1,650 per dose x 134,000 doses- if you  were wondering why there wasn't enough Sinovac procured.. ($4,700,000) BTW,  procurement all goes through one agency..  

CaptainJack69 | 09 July 2021 - 13:49:02

That's well over 10% of Phukets total population. Registering for a vaccine they can't hope to get for at least another 3 months. Over a period of just 105 minutes quite early in the morning. Yeah, I'd say there's adequate demand.

CaptainJack69 | 09 July 2021 - 13:38:30

Whoever they were paying to 'assess the demand' back when they were wasting so much time before committing to this, they should be demanding their money back. Or were there really other pressures preventing these guys from importing a desperately needed vaccine? Like the gov. refusing to admit that Sinovac is rubbish? Maybe?

ematt | 09 July 2021 - 09:45:24

So, how many reservations did they actually accept?


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