Moderna vaccines available at Ramathibodi Hospital


Thailand is currently offering Sinovac and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines as part of the country’s mass inoculation scheme.

Due to the country’s urgency to battle Covid-19, Thai hospitals have also opened up registration portals for alternative shots, like the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. With the influx of people reserving Moderna doses, many of those portals have closed.

However, Ramathibodi Hospital‘s Moderna reservation programme is still open for registration to Thai citizens until 11th July 2021.

Here’s how to reserve your Moderna shot and how much it’ll cost.

Covid-19 recent updates:


Moderna vaccines priced at ฿1,500


Ramathibodi Hospital started accepting Moderna vaccination reservations at 8.30AM on 5th July 2021. They charge ฿1,500 (~USD47) per dose. The cost includes the jab, medical service and physicians’ fees, according to Line Today.

You can register for a Moderna jab with Ramathibodi Hospital through their website or by scanning the QR code they’ve provided in their pamphlet.

 


Ramathibodi Hospital’s official vaccination reservation pamphlet
Image credit:คุยข่าวสิบโมง

It’s best to register for the jab as soon as possible, due to the limited number of Moderna vaccines available.


Moderna vaccines’ suitability and side effects


The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine will be available to individuals who meet the criteria listed below, as reported by The Bangkok Insight:

  • Mothers who are breastfeeding
  • Expectant mothers
  • Those above 18-years-old

For those who have a weak immune system, it is highly recommended to seek medical advice prior to registering for any type of vaccine.

Like other vaccinations, Moderna has its side effects, but each individual will experience them differently. The side effects recorded mostly resemble flu-like symptoms listed below, and are expected to appear after one to two days of your vaccination.

  • Soreness at the injection spot
  • Hot-and-cold flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

These side effects are said to waiver after two or three days. You may also experience more severe symptoms if you have previously been infected with Covid-19, or have any of these preexisting diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Lung disease
  • Kidney disease
  • HIV

Vaccines are on the way


Thailand aims to inoculate around 70% of the country by the end of this year. With the import of alternative vaccines, it seems like the nation may be able to hit their goal a little faster.

While we can’t control how quickly we get vaccinated, we can continue to follow Covid-19 safety measures to prevent further infections. Wearing a mask, washing your hands, maintaining social distance are all ways we can contribute to the fight against Covid-19, and ease the burden on medical professionals.

If you’re already vaccinated with Moderna, how was it like? Let us know what you’ve experienced.


Cover images adapted from: Gavi (Left), @1988.s.1988 (Right)

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