UPDATED 8 September 2022
Information added for this update will show the following
The Ministry of Public Health through the Department of Disease Control sets general policy for Government provided Covid-19 vaccinations for Thais and foreigners which are free of charge. Provincial officials will also designate locations for obtaining initial and subsequent vaccinations with emphasis now being made on providing booster shots to those that have previously had two doses.
The Department of Disease Control's website for a listing of hospitals in Thailand offering vaccines for expats and foreigners - Click here and check periodically for updates.
Ministry of Public Health's registration site for foreigners [use if no
hospital in your area is currently offering registration] - Click here.
The latest information we have is shown below in the following order:
INFORMATION IF YOU ARE INFECTED
If you are infected with Covid-19, you can call one of the 3 numbers below to arrange for a hospital admission (may be in Thai only): 1668 or 1669 or 1330
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
The Government is providing FREE vaccine shots including boosters for both Thais and Expats. The latest information we have is shown below.
We will continue to monitor news articles and government announcements and include the latest information here.
WALK IN COVID VACCINATION BOOSTER NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT ROYAL GARDEN
Originally scheduled to cease on 31 July. We have received a report from an expat that they are still operating in August. However, they have now ceased giving vaccines there.
The vaccinations were provided by staff from the Pattaya City Hospital (a government hospital) - it may be possible to get booster shots at the Hospital.
For more information call 038-103-900 or 038-103-912
Click here for Pattaya City Hospital website.
[Updates requested as to whether vaccinations are still being given here]
VACCINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT WAT DJITTABHAWAN BY WALK IN AS WELL AS BY APPOINTMENT
The following information was provided by Expats that obtained their booster shot at Wat Djittabhawan (map follows)
Note: you will need your passport and evidence of previous doses if getting a booster.
On 25 February 2022, we received the following report that you can walk in without an appointment:
I had my booster vaccination at Wat Djittabhawan. Pfizer. From walking in with no appointment to leaving it took about half an hour. The Wat is on Sukhumvit past the Highway to Bangkok. Drive past BPH and its about three miles on the left.
On 2 February, we received the following report on using the Mor Prom App to book an appointment.
The section in Mor Prom for booking a vaccine shot is in Thai, so unless you read Thai, you will need to have a Thai person assist you in making the booking.
A member who did not wish to spend a long time in a queue at the Royal Garden walk in location reports:
A family member in mid-January assisted in making the booking for him 1 February 2022 between 1pm and 2pm.
He reports they arrived at about 1:15pm. Although there was a large number there, the line to register was not overly long and the process went quickly. He was the only farang, but there were no issues.
They took his passport and printed out a yellow registration form. The waiting area had several chairs with new arrivals sitting at the back and everyone moving up as groups were admitted to the vaccination area.
When called, an individual checked the Thais ID card and his passport along with the registration form before waving them on into the vaccination area. The process went quickly and he received his Pfizer booster and then went to the designated wait area. They departed at 2:10pm which took about one hour.
The Temple in Banglamung is located on Sukhumvit Road after you pass the Toyota dealership on the same side and before the Highway 36 to Rayong cut off.
BANGKOK VACCINATION CENTER
The Central Vaccination Center at Bang Sue Grand Station is now accepting walk ins for Booster shots.
The Bang Sue Grand Station center is now scheduled to close at the end of September. Click here for the Pattaya Mail article: Bangkok Bang Sue Grand Station closing down vaccination unit Sept 30.
The Bang Sue vaccination centre is offering free booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for Thais and non-Thais from Monday July 11th until end of this month.
Those interested in getting their third, fourth, fifth or sixth shot can make advance appointments, from tomorrow (Friday) at 9am, via the following channels:
On the day of the appointment, they must show their QR code/SMS/App “Vaccine Bang Sue” to the officials in order to facilitate the vaccination service.
Alternatively, they can enter Bang Sue grand station, via Gate No 2, every day from 9am to 4pm and go through the normal registration process. They will be required to show their ID cards. Non-Thais, who include migrant workers, are required to show their “CID” number, starting with 60-, which was used to register for the Mor Prom app, or their passport number with their previous vaccination record.
The third dose will be administered at least 90 days after the second dose. The fourth, fifth or sixth doses must be at least 120 days after the previous dose.
Those who receive boosters can choose half or full doses of vaccine. The vaccination centre is also offering free first and second vaccine shots for children from 5 years old and adults who want the AstraZeneca or Sinovac vaccines.
Click here for The Thai PBS article.
We have received some reports of Expats that were asymptomatic going to a private hospital and testing positive. Further, they were hospitalized and incurred many charges for treatment which may or may not have been necessary.
Based on the latest announcements by Government agencies, those that are asymptomatic and test positive are not to be hospitalized. Further, if hospitalization is necessary, even at a private hospital, the Government will pay for the treatment.
Click here for the Pattaya Mail article - Thai government will pay for all COVID-19 treatment - Extract: The government continued to pay for COVID-19 treatment at private hospitals and their management must not charge their patients, according to the government spokesman.
Click here for the Thai PBS article - Omicron guidelines set, mild and asymptomatic cases to be isolated at home or state facilities - Extract: Thailand’s Medical Services Department has issued a set of guidelines to deal with COVID-19 Omicron variant cases, to ensure the infected are provided with safe and timely treatment. The department has divided Omicron cases into asymptomatic, probable cases and mild cases, who can be isolated at home or in community facilities, and the severe cases who need to be hospitalized.
USING THE MOR PROM APP TO ACCESS VACCINATION CERTIFICATE & REQUESTING A VACCINE PASSPORT
The Mor Prom App should have a person's vaccination certificate.
The App is available in IOS and Android.
At the time of an Expats 2nd dose, they should have received a 13 digit number beginning with "60" which will be needed to register on the App.
The Thai government has announced that they have added a section to the MorProm App that allows one to request their Vaccination Passport via the App. Further, that until March 31,2022 it is free.
An Expat posted the following about vaccination record updating at the Pattaya Health Center:
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