Registrations for Moderna jab hit 100,000 on first day

Over 100,000 people have expressed interest in receiving the Moderna vaccine through the privately owned Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG) only one day after registrations opened, its chairman said on Wednesday. 

It is expected that the number could reach around 300,000, Dr Boon Vanasin added.

The cost is 1,800 – 2,000 baht per dose, excluding additional medical fees that could range from a further 300 – 500 baht depending on the hospital, he said. The group will also be offering options for additional health and immunity check-ups after the vaccinations, for another 500 baht. 

THG announced on May 25 that they bought 5 million doses of the Moderna vaccines through the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), a state enterprise operating under the Ministry of Public Health. 

THG expects to receive the vaccines late September, and plans to kickstart its vaccination programme by October through its nationwide hospital network.

The THG network, founded by Dr Boon in 1976, consists of hospital networks and joint ventures locally and abroad. The business covers seven main facilities in the country, three in Bangkok and four outside the capital city. 

The Moderna vaccine is an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna, the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, and has one of the highest efficacy rates among Covid-19 vaccines at 94.1 per cent. 

Those interested in registering can sign up here: https://page.line.me/589nycaj?openQrModal=true

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