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Pattaya: Resort plans its own vaccine program - 120,000 to get jabs at cost of 80+ million baht - but which vaccine?


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Pattaya: Resort plans its own vaccine program - 120,000 to get jabs at cost of 80+ million baht - but which vaccine?

 

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Pattaya's mayor met with local officials at City Hall to discuss a vaccine program at the resort, reported Sophon Cable TV on Facebook.

 

The move came after the Thai PM and health ministry approved local authorities paying for and running their own programs.

 

Sontaya Khunpluem said that he had instructed Pattaya's finance department to look into the availability of budgets based on 2021 public works and there was plenty of money for the purpose.

 

In Pattaya there are 120,000 people on "tabian baan" or house registration who would be vaccinated. 

 

The anticipated cost of each vaccination would be 300 baht and everyone would get two doses for a total cost of 600 baht per person, said the mayor. 

 

Thus somewhere in the region of a little over 80 million baht would be needed. 

 

No mention was made in the report if foreigners on house registration documents would be eligible though Thais were not specifically mentioned in the Sophon report that just stated "the public". 

 

Where the mayor got his figure of $10 (300 baht) per dose is debatable, notes Thaivisa. Sophon didn't say.

 

The BBC reported this week that the AstraZeneca vaccine - that Thai health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said yesterday that the country has bought 26 million doss -  costs $4 (120 baht). The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is $20 or 600 baht.

 

The BBC said that the cost of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine was unclear though they quoted Indonesian officials as saying that it could be rolled out locally at $13.60 or about 425 baht. 

 

Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha has called for "transparency" in vaccine programs.

 

Source: Sophon Cable TV

 

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38 minutes ago, keith101 said:

I wouldn't mind paying more for it as long as its under 1,000 tbh .

Seems like many comments like yours with a price limit or some who will not get it if they have to pay at all.

I guess everyone has a value limit on these vaccines that may protect their life.

So if it is 1,100 b, you will not get it?

 

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 

The BBC reported this week that the AstraZeneca vaccine - that Thai health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said yesterday that the country has bought 26 million doss -  

 

Doss .! Is the minister for calamity talking 26 mil' doses or dossers .?

And the stuff in the vial in the pic looks a bit like ribena .. 

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I'm curious as to where they are going to buy vaccine from. There is already a huge backlog of orders, and most manufactures are producing at cost price to Government's. Roll out of vaccine should be centrally controlled to ensure nationwide coverage.

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With limited funding why not go for AstraZenicah, cheapest as is supplied at cost I think, or a mix of vaccines as not everyone can have some vaccines due to allergic reaction, especially the Pfizer one. Personally I would have thought a national vaccination program would have been better, more control and maybe less chance of misappropriated funds.

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2 hours ago, Partenavia said:

I'm curious as to where they are going to buy vaccine from. There is already a huge backlog of orders, and most manufactures are producing at cost price to Government's. Roll out of vaccine should be centrally controlled to ensure nationwide coverage.

 

But of course it would be the vaccine company who paid the most under the table and to the right individual to make that decision. 

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7 hours ago, brucegoniners said:

Is this the same mayor who had a billboard that said, “Pattaya You can come everyday”?

 

      No doubt about that  ...

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8 hours ago, keith101 said:

I wouldn't mind paying more for it as long as its under 1,000 tbh .

 

You will pay whatever they want you to pay, or they will not renew your next visa.  

 

Pay, or leave, will be the options.  

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Chinese vaccine is 50% efficient and the Norwegians have had 11 elderly people die in short order after getting the vaccine and are now taking a second look at what is going on.

I am not an anti vaxxer, but. In the history vaccines has there ever been a faster roll out? Has there ever been such small test data? The short answer is NO.

I have had Yellow Fever vaccine twice due to work locations and it lasts with one jab 10 years.

I also had to get Rabies shots twice once as a child and as an adult in Thailand - both times good for 10 years.

 

The Covid magic bullet vaccine has to be 2 shots 12 weeks apart and could be a twice yearly thing forever according <deleted> I read from the UK Gov.

The guinea pigs are the people at the front of the queue with their sleeves rolled up. I am 64 and just like President Macron said. "Other people have more priority in getting the vaccine than me." Horse on....

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20 minutes ago, redwood1 said:

Yawn...

 

Ahhhh, the old saying, "The Thai's would never do that.  They would lose too much money." 

 

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10 hours ago, mrfill said:

That's only half a dozen or so large brown envelopes.

Last time I went to school many many years ago 600thb times 120,000 didn't come to anywhere near 80 billion baht, so either somebody needs to go back to school or they need a bigger bag for the brown envelopes 

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47 minutes ago, a977 said:

Last time I went to school many many years ago 600thb times 120,000 didn't come to anywhere near 80 billion baht, so either somebody needs to go back to school or they need a bigger bag for the brown envelopes 

 

Last time you went to school, you better had taken some reading classes as well, because the big bold thread title says 80 million, not billion.

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15 hours ago, skorp13 said:

As far as i am aware there is a Dengue vaccine available at 12,000 baht and no one is getting it so yes, price is a factor

If it's Dengvaxia, it's been pulled in many countries due to severe reactions.  And is only available to people aged 9 to 16.

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11 hours ago, lonewolf99 said:

Chinese vaccine is 50% efficient and the Norwegians have had 11 elderly people die in short order after getting the vaccine and are now taking a second look at what is going on.

I am not an anti vaxxer, but. In the history vaccines has there ever been a faster roll out? Has there ever been such small test data? The short answer is NO.

I have had Yellow Fever vaccine twice due to work locations and it lasts with one jab 10 years.

I also had to get Rabies shots twice once as a child and as an adult in Thailand - both times good for 10 years.

 

The Covid magic bullet vaccine has to be 2 shots 12 weeks apart and could be a twice yearly thing forever according <deleted> I read from the UK Gov.

The guinea pigs are the people at the front of the queue with their sleeves rolled up. I am 64 and just like President Macron said. "Other people have more priority in getting the vaccine than me." Horse on....

Norway has had quite a few deaths in elderly people die.  But as they say, most were over 80 and in very bad shape.

 

Small test data?  Is 40 million people enough?  I sure hope so.

 

A new jab is coming out shortly that will be only 1 course.  And the existing ones are hoping to be that way soon.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/

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7 hours ago, a977 said:

Last time I went to school many many years ago 600thb times 120,000 didn't come to anywhere near 80 billion baht, so either somebody needs to go back to school or they need a bigger bag for the brown envelopes 

 

Maybe that's just the margin for error allowed in Thai accounting.  🤣

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