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Private hospitals in Thailand to confirm price of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine today

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The Private Hospital Association is expected to confirm the price of the Covid-19 Moderna vaccine, which will be provided as a paid alternative outside of the government rollout. The Moderna vaccine has been approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration and will be made available for purchase at private hospitals.

According to a Pattaya News report, Paiboon Eksaengsri from the PHA says the association has held talks with Zuellig Pharma, Asia distributor for the Moderna vaccines, and the price of the vaccine will be agreed at a meeting of PHA members today.

Recent reports put the cost of the Moderna vaccine at around 1,200 baht per dose, not including service and insurance fees. It’s hoped the total price of inoculation with 2 doses will not exceed 4,000 baht, including fees. Paiboon says the PHA will attempt to keep the price affordable.

“The PHA will try to reduce the price to be as affordable as we could. Initially, the association ordered about 10 million doses of Moderna vaccines through the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation. The first lot may be distributed by October or sooner.”

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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17 Comments

  1. Wow the price has gone up from the government saying no more than 3000 baht for both dises to now 4000 baht.. has anyone looked on the Bangkok hospital chains website. It states that although the government has announced that hospitals can purchase vaccines the Bangkok hospital chain is not allowed to

  2. LMAO, Thais’s rushing to make money off of poor and dying people. Got to love this sht and yeah totally unexpected. Just fcking hilarious to always read and see them happening!

  3. “LMAO, Thais’s rushing to make money off of poor and dying people.”

    Be realistic, @TheOne.

    There are at least 5 million people in Thailand (all the Moderna doses are sufficient for) who aren’t “poor”, to whom 3 or 4,000 baht isn’t a great deal, and who wouldn’t object to paying twice that amount given the opportunity.

  4. a) A doctor friend told us of this Moderna deal in the making months ago. Why current government has been dragging it’s feet is the subject of much consternation. Private hospitals were prepared to import and distribute vaccine long ago. Perhaps lives could have been saved if certain local producer might have been ready sooner ….face saving..who knows?

    Steven 369….Did you try to register at the private hospital which has your medical file ? My registration at my private hospital with my long history was accepted no problem. Good luck.

    If the Moderna vaccine was accepted by PHAC in May then the import should be in line with the 120 day release date..so could be between August – September….”or sooner”.

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