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Two Moderna shots set at B3,800

THAILAND: Private hospitals will charge B3,800 inclusive for two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made by US-based Moderna.

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 04:17PM


Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

Members of the Private Hospitals Association met yesterday (June 8) to agree on the price of the vaccine, described as “alternative” since it is not included in the government’s free vaccination programme, according to Thai media, which quoted a source at the association.

The price, likely to be the same at all member hospitals, already includes a service fee and vaccine insurance.

An order for 10 million doses will be placed by the Government Pharmaceuticals Organization on their behalf.

The vaccine will come in three lots – 4 million doses in October, 1mn early next year and 5mn more at a later date, currently unspecified.

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Previously, the association had said the price should not be more than B3,000 for the two-dose regimen. No details were available at this stage on how the new price was calculated.

Yesterday, the government rolled out a nationwide vaccination drive after it took delivery of 1.8 million doses of AstraZeneca last week. To date, shots made by two manufacturers – Sinovac Biotech and AstraZeneca – were used.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed yesterday that orders would be placed for 20mn doses of Pfizer vaccine and another 5mn from Johnson & Johnson.

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Sandbar | 09 June 2021 - 14:51:09

Bottom line....expats are trapped. The next thing that could implemented by the government is compulsory vaccinations paid for by all foriegners either living in Thailand, or tourists trapped and waiting for repatriation flights back to thier country of origin. Sign of the times!

CaptainJack69 | 09 June 2021 - 13:03:07

Good. More expensive than first stated but less than was later implied. The issue is that October is already going to be too late, for those 5 million doses coming even later at an unspecified time later next year... how is that ever going to be useful?

Christy Sweet | 09 June 2021 - 11:22:02

COME ON USA State Department. Vials are being tossed away from expiration and retirees in Thailand- many on budgets, are being price-gouged to death, literally. GET US VACCINES!!

Kurt | 09 June 2021 - 10:59:29

Oleh! Over night the vaccine price up from 3000 to 3800 thb. COE certificates. Tourist must stay 14 days on Phuket. Can only travel 'sealed routes' ( with guides?). Not working sites/apps. But as a red thread is the money making over the back of visiting foreigner visible. Covid-19 clearly gets a money making industry. Foreign tourists are warned.

Sandbar | 09 June 2021 - 07:28:39

This is directed solely towards the "expat market place"! Most indigenous Thais would not be able to absorb that cost. Any way, it is what it is...roll up your sleeves....it will only hurt a little "baht"!

Fascinated | 08 June 2021 - 22:46:03

I look forward to trying and getting that price at a certain money pit  (sorry- hospital group).

charles | 08 June 2021 - 22:17:23

so about 3000baht over the cost in most countries that are charging , obviously their thinking is cant get the tourist here so stick it to the expats to pay through the nose they don;t care that so many expats have been donating money, food time to help out the local Thai people that the government  ignores 

 

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