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Registration opens for expats in Phuket to receive Pfizer

Registration opens for expats in Phuket to receive Pfizer

PHUKET: Expats in Phuket who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination have been invited to register to be vaccinated by either AstraZeneca, Sinovac or Pfizer.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 28 August 2021, 09:30AM

The announcement issued yesterday (Aug 27).

The announcement issued yesterday (Aug 27).

The announcement came yesterday (Aug 27), not by Phuket officials, but instead via Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

The hospital announcement explained that the vaccinations were to be provided in association with the Thai Department of Disease Control, and that the vaccinations would be free of charge.

A critical condition, however, is that registrants had never received any COVID-19 vaccine before, said the announcement.

The vaccine options registrants could choose from were given as:

  • AstraZeneca (1st dose) + AstraZeneca (2nd dose)
  • Sinovac (1st dose + Sinovac (2nd dose)
  • Pfizer (1st dose) + Pfizer (2nd dose)

Those eligible to register were foreign residents aged 40 years or older, or foreign residents (aged from 12) who have at least one of eight medical conditions, given as:

  • Weight > 100kg or BMI > 35kg/m3 / or obesity in children
  • Severe chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs)
  • Coronary artery diseases (CAD)
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD, 5th stage)
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Cancer and immunocompromised conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic disease: Down’s syndrome, problems with the brain or nerves, delayed development in children

Foreign pregnant women with gestational age at least 12 weeks were also invited to register.

Youths aged 12-18 years will be allowed to receive Pfizer only, the announcement said.

Registrations will remain open until next Friday (Sept 3).

However, the vaccination dates have yet to be confirmed. Registrants will be notified by SMS.

The vaccinations will be administered at Bangkok Hospital Phuket, the notice confirmed.

Of importance, the announcement also noted, “This survey is only to ascertain the number of vaccines needed. The hospital cannot specify the number and vaccine type including the date and time of vaccination.

“The hospital will contact you via the provided mobile number once the vaccine is available and will allocate vaccines in accordance to the conditions in numerical order.”

To register or for more information about the vaccination registration, foreigners were asked to call the hospital at 076-254425 or 076-655000, or the hotline 1719.

Alternatively people may contact the hospital via:
Facebook Messenger:
Line Official Account:

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Christy Sweet | 29 August 2021 - 13:07:01

Kurt, you can get a vax when you get back meanwhile, get the CrapOVac, it's better than nothing- if you become seriously  ill, your health may well suffer long term damage. Or imagine being in Covid jail even if you are asymptomatic? Horrors!! 

Christy Sweet | 29 August 2021 - 13:02:29

Hypocrite or survivalist John? The best vaccine is whichever one  you can get. I'll note I was only given a sub cutaneous infusion so as to give only a fraction of the dose but, it's likely enough as I did have a slight response  for about 48 hours.  I won't be touting the data mining operations though. Has anyone gotten a vax through yet? 

tamvong | 29 August 2021 - 11:49:54

This is another scam. This is just a survey as stated in the small print at the bottom and briefly mentioned by PN. PN, do your job and make "only a survey" your headline!

JohnC | 29 August 2021 - 09:24:57

@cristysweet. The person that did and said everything to put down and badmouth the sinovac vaccine and Thailand's free programme, who insisted pfizer was the only vaccine worth having has now become a hypocrite and accepted the lowly Chinese one. Kurt, your turn next!

Kurt | 29 August 2021 - 09:22:41

@Christy Sweet, my problem is my 'home country' + flag carrier not recognize Sinovac as a vaccine. So, I will be considered as a non vaccinated over there, which exclude me from cinema's, concerts, many restaurants, etc.

Kurt | 29 August 2021 - 01:18:47

DKPP, K has been, confirmed, fully registered al 3 times. You know that with your cheap writing.  Same as Siso, Dick, mgb, and many more who not comment on PN.  Well, a 4th time registering? But says nothing. Vaccines are not even in Thailand. Its all just a 'we vaccinate show' to fool people to keep them quiet.. Register now, may be get vaccinated in November or so.

Christy Sweet | 28 August 2021 - 19:20:59

The outrageously priced Bangkok Hospital? Pwah- methinks another data mining operation with Pfizer as bait. No thanks, Govt hospital in Thalang is doing walk in on Sinovac and as long as that prevents serious illness, I'm happy to continue the masking, etc to protect others. 

DeKaaskopp | 28 August 2021 - 14:28:23

Will K. be able to register this time ?


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