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Title: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Bob Mac on July 22, 2021, 11:44:42 AM
Has anyone had any success in getting a covid-19 vaccination at any hospitals/clinics in Korat?

Seems there are opportunities in BKK only, though I keep reading the Thai gov tells foreigners in the provinces to contact their local medical officers and local hospitals.

So anybody had any luck?
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: rdrokit on July 22, 2021, 11:51:10 AM
No. Maharat was giving shots a Central but they have stopped because they ran out of vaccine.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: ridge runner on July 22, 2021, 05:22:31 PM
No, I was told by local hospital that one farang had the first shot in June, he has a yellow house book and got in before they changed the rules. Say my doctor for checkup Saturday and he is trying to get a booster since all he has is sinovac, I told him to let me know if he had any luck.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Hector on July 23, 2021, 07:19:01 AM
“Ministry Launches Vaccine Drive for Elderly Foreigners.”  Bangkok Post 23 July. 
Well done, the Disease Control Department, the Central Vaccination Centre, and the Foreign Affairs Ministry!  If you are a foreigner living in Bangkok or the surrounding 'Dark Red' areas it is probably relatively easy to get to Bang Sue Grand Station for a vaccination.  But if you are an elderly foreigner who just happens to live in the rest of Thailand, travelling to 'Dark Red' Bangkok and waiting with the crowds for a jab is maybe not such a good idea, particularly if there is no guarantee that you'll actually get the jab that day, quite apart from the difficulties and potential dangers of making the trip.
Frankly, I'm fed up reading about the special arrangements being made for foreigners.  The various ministries involved seem to have conveniently forgotten that one heck of a lot of foreigners, elderly and not, live somewhere other than Bangkok.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Bob Mac on July 23, 2021, 04:51:36 PM
I registered with MedPark in BKK, have an appointment for August 7, apparently I'll get AZ as I'm 73. I am a bit concerned about having to go to a dark red zone in order to get the vax, and will wait and see how things go closer to the day, but it numbers keep skyrocketing I'll probably be cancelling. A bloody shame if that happens as I really do want to be fully vaccinated. Would be so much easier if I could just go to SUH.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: caller on July 23, 2021, 06:49:41 PM
I registered with MedPark in BKK, have an appointment for August 7, apparently I'll get AZ as I'm 73. I am a bit concerned about having to go to a dark red zone in order to get the vax, and will wait and see how things go closer to the day, but it numbers keep skyrocketing I'll probably be cancelling. A bloody shame if that happens as I really do want to be fully vaccinated. Would be so much easier if I could just go to SUH.

You will find an eerily empty Bkk and a well organised hospital. If you stay in your car, you won't really come into contact with anyone. I had the AZ vaccine last Sunday in Bkk at a different hospital and it was a well organised, well drilled process with social distancing at the fore throughout. It even took place in a separate part of the hospital, away from the normal toing's and froing's of hospital life. When in the room where the vaccinations took place, once seated, I didn't move until I left. The nurses giving the jabs, swept backwards and forwards in their protective gear. I had to wait about 6-7 minutes for them to reach me and then was told what time I could leave, about 30 minutes later.  When the seats were empty,  they were all wiped, with I assume disinfectant, then the next group were ushered in. I go back on 10 October for my 2nd jab.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Teessider on July 23, 2021, 10:02:11 PM
When I had my AZ jab in Teesside I was never seated at any point. Once inside the medical centre I was back out in 5 minutes and told to wait 15 mins before driving .
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Hector on July 24, 2021, 07:18:26 AM
BobMac:  Interesting.  I don't wish to go to Bkk either particularly to Bang Sue Stn where it is certainly very crowded.  As an aside, did you try to register at SUTH?  I was intending to try to do so.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: caller on July 24, 2021, 11:02:56 AM
When I had my AZ jab in Teesside I was never seated at any point. Once inside the medical centre I was back out in 5 minutes and told to wait 15 mins before driving .

But that's the UK Tees, you would expect it to work well and be surprised if it didn't. What Thailand doesn't  have are networks of Doctors surgery's, as per the UK.

Here, where paperwork is King, where  committees are needed to decide the size of paperclips, it's been a complete mess. Various apps that don't  work properly for registration are then scrapped, and decisions are made centrally that impact on everything, even life and death. Yesterday, the Governor of Samut Sakhon basically told his his employees to ignore Government rules about isolation centres, which as usual, require checks, a ton of paperwork et al. These are centres for people who can't self isolate at home for various reasons. The Governor simply said, if it will prevent the spread of the virus, just do it, take them. otherwise it's a waste of time,  or words to that effect. Good man. He will probably be sacked now.

The process for the vaccine here is cumbersome. This was my experience. You turn up to the registration area at the hospital, you fill in a form about yourself, illnesses, allergy's etc. Once that is checked, you go to a different area, where the paperwork is checked again and you are given a queue number (why can't this be done at the first desk?). Then you are sent to a  socially distanced seat and wait, eventually when there is room,  a group of you, dependent on queue number, are moved to another area.

There your blood pressure is checked and if okay, you are seated and wait to be vaccinated. Where I was, you remained in your seat until you left.  Nurses swept the room back and forth administering the vaccine. You then wait 30 minutes for any side effects to show and then leave. In total, the whole process took about 50 minutes and that's one reason why the vaccine rate is so slow here.

In Hua Hin, the local public hospital were great,  they reached out to over 60's farangs by opening registration centres in the local malls. They did all the registration directly on to their system and you walked away with your registration number and your appt. date, all for AZ. Mine was for the 7th July. But within days all their good work came undone when the vaccines didn't arrive or in numbers so small, that delay upon delay entered the system. No-one knows when more vaccines are arriving and the hospital openly say that.  It's now sinovac. of which CP (7/11, Lotus etc) own a 15%  share in. And the That Government keep ordering millions of the things,  despite the cost compared to AZ and the apparent inefficiency. There are still 2000 before me  in the queue if I had waited in Hua Hin. Not to mention the scarcity of AZ, so you get sinovac first and then 3-4 weeks later the follow up is with AZ. But will there be any as they are now prioritising the dark red zones. Then what? In Bkk, my follow up  appt  is in October, hopefully, that is realistic.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: rdrokit on July 24, 2021, 11:24:22 AM
Even after a 2nd shot of AZ you are not fully immune for 8 weeks. So if you got your first shot today you wouldn't be fully immune for 3 months and who knows what the new cases would look like in 3 months. Just got to keep your head down and stay safe. Beginning to feel like a war zone.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: caller on July 24, 2021, 01:58:26 PM
Even after a 2nd shot of AZ you are not fully immune for 8 weeks. So if you got your first shot today you wouldn't be fully immune for 3 months and who knows what the new cases would look like in 3 months. Just got to keep your head down and stay safe. Beginning to feel like a war zone.

I agree about taking precautions regardless of being vaccinated. But one dose of AZ does offer protection of up to 76% after 11-14 days when the antibodies start producing and that will be maintained for 3 months. So better than a kick in the teeth! I don't believe any vaccine offers 100% protection.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Robert on July 26, 2021, 03:49:36 PM
Hi,

just got a call from Bangkok Hospital Korat. They wanted to update me and I was told the following:

- Tomorrow come to hospital, register and pay. Price Moderna is Thb 1.650 per injection so for two Thb 3.300.

Vaccin will be available April or September 2022. I will forfait this option because of not even available this year. Hvae a family of 5 so come and pay for something only available next year is IMHO not the best option. Anyway I do not know what will happen next year. In case Thailand lifts entry rules for vaccinated persons I might go to The Netherlands and get my shots there. I am a patient in Bangkok Hospital so do not understand why I would have to reserve and pay for a vaccin. I am 75 and do not plan sofar ahead anymore. Will see what the future brings but they cannot make me crazy because I already am  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on July 26, 2021, 06:34:34 PM
Hi Robert, what a shambles. I had read that Moderna wouldn't be delivered until late 2021 or early 2022 but that's no good to anyone - it's needed now. I hope something else turns up soon and good luck to you. R
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: waterheart on July 27, 2021, 02:18:00 PM
I did appointment on 23 July but they just posted that hasn't vaccine and waiting for call again.  :'(
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Anton on July 27, 2021, 11:20:41 PM
I will forfait this option because of not even available this year. Hvae a family of 5 so come and pay for something only available next year is IMHO not the best option. Anyway I do not know what will happen next year.

Best decision Robert. The general situation is still too uncertain at the moment. Anything could happen within the next 12 months. We also don't know what our respective embassies may finally come up with by next spring or next summer, for example.


I am a patient in Bangkok Hospital so do not understand why I would have to reserve and pay for a vaccin

My guess is that they want to sell it before buying it, in order to avoid any risk of remaining with useless leftover doses.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Robert on July 28, 2021, 07:31:18 AM
There may be a surprise solution (have to admit ladies came to our house somewhere in May and wanted to register me but at that time not interested as I preferred Pfizer or Moderna)). Yesterday my wife was called by Oboto and was asked if I was interested in a free AstraZeneca injection. In view of the delay of Moderna I accepted. Will receive another call when I can go to The Mall to get this injection. I believe it when I see it  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on July 28, 2021, 02:42:07 PM
Good luck with your AZ avenue Robert but I fear your doubts may be right. There's a lot of face saving talk about vaccine supplies from the 'Powers that be' but talk and appeasement doesn't fix the problem.

Just to add I'll be pleasantly surprised if for example, the UK manages to get vaccines in for distribution to Falang in Thailand - I get the impression that they are rather hands 'off' rather than 'on' these days.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on August 01, 2021, 01:02:28 PM
New site for foreigner vaccine; Mor Prom deletes appointments

"In life – as in vaccine registration processes – if at first you don’t succeed, try a few dozen more times. Following on the myriad plans to register people, local and foreigners for vaccines, many of which started and ended within days and suffered data leaks, site crashes, glitches (see the second half of this article) and near-constant confusion, a new vaccine site is launching in the morning.

ExpatVac.Consular.Go.th is set to go live at 11 am on the first of the month and serve as a Covid-19 vaccine registration website for foreigners in Thailand.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the new vaccine registration site and said that on August 1 at 11 am it will go live and allow foreigners to register for a vaccine appointment. The website was developed in association with the Ministry of Public Health, the Department of Disease Control, and various consular affairs departments."

Officials say the details that many foreigners, especially those in high-risk groups, that had registered on the short-lived Thailand Intervac website will be transferred over into this new site as well. But ExpatVac.Consular.Go.th will be open to all expats who reside in Thailand and are over the age of 18. Unlike other programs that said open to all but only registered appointments in Bangkok, this site is said to include vaccine appointments in all provinces.
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https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/new-site-for-foreigner-vaccine-mor-prom-deletes-appointments?
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Robert on August 01, 2021, 01:49:45 PM
Update

Yesterday wife was called by office Oboto. My first injection was available and it was ..... Sinovac. I replied thank you but no thank you. If I start than at least with AstraZeneca however still prefer Pfizer or Moderna even if I have to pay for it.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on August 01, 2021, 02:02:32 PM
Robert I'd suggest you have a go at this new avenue in reply 18 as a back up  :-\   ?
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Hector on August 01, 2021, 05:15:53 PM
Ha!!  The special site for expats to register is a busted flush from the word go!  I (and various others) entered the site, entered our email address then there was an error.  So start again: go back to site (took a while) enter email address "sorry this email address has already been used!"  Frozen out.  Same thing every time I try to log in.  I went to the Min of Health's spokesman's twitter account and it is stuffed with angry expat tweets saying just that.
I suspect it is a server problem.  As usual with Thai websites (I am led to believe) the designers 'cheap out' on the servers and don't do a proper stress test.  So as soon as the site launches and thousands try to log in it crashes.  I suspect there will be something of an outcry in the farang media on this one.  very frustrating!
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: ridge runner on August 01, 2021, 07:22:31 PM
I just registered, maybe worth another try. I believe I am now registered at 7 different places. I have lost track.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: caller on August 01, 2021, 07:45:19 PM
Just bear in mind that earlier, it was revealed that the data you enter on the site was not secure and available to be viewed by anyone.

From Richard Barrow's website?

Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on August 02, 2021, 04:09:02 AM
Ridge Runner - well done - you got in - certainly worth trying then   ;)

Caller - perhaps a lack of imagination on my part - but why would someone having one's name and email be a 'measurable' security risk of anything significant at all ? 

Hector - guess you're happy to see the site access was working later . . . . so 'a busted flush AT the word go' but OK later. Good !

Just MHO but try all the routes you can. GLA
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Hector on August 02, 2021, 06:23:10 AM
Yes, about 5 pm yesterday I was surprised to get an email from the site asking me to complete my registration!  I did so (not without a few glitches ) - and received a further e-mail to say it had been successful.  lets see how it all turns out.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: rdrokit on August 02, 2021, 09:17:12 AM
Just registered with the government online site and just got this confirmation email. Guess I will now just wait.

From: expatvac@consular.go.th <expatvac@consular.go.th>
Sent: Aug 2, 2021 9:05 AM
To: 
Subject: You have successfully registered for the FIRST dose of COVID-19 vaccination.




Your registration for the FIRST dose of COVID-19 vaccination is successful.
Once available appointment slot is sent to your email, please confirm within 24 hours.

Failure to confirm within 24 hours will result in the cancellation of your preregistration.

For those residing in provinces other than Bangkok and neighbouring provinces (Nakorn Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon), the Ministry of Public Health will assign a vaccination site in your area. Your vaccination allocation will be provided according to priorities set by the Ministry of Public Health, i.e. age group, vulnerability, high risk zone e.t.c

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand
This is an automated message, please do not reply.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on August 02, 2021, 10:55:51 AM
Great news that this site is working, for 'Registration' - that's the first step   ;D

Now it's a wait for vaccines to be made available !   ???  GLA


Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Herbie on August 02, 2021, 12:27:00 PM
I had my first jab last week. My wife managed to register me at a health clinic near her family's village, about 45km out of Korat. The first jab was Sinovac, the second jab due in three weeks should be Astrazeneca. Not ideal but I want something now. We'll probably all need another jab next year. They're already scheduling booster jabs in England from October.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: caller on August 02, 2021, 12:40:44 PM

Caller - perhaps a lack of imagination on my part - but why would someone having one's name and email be a 'measurable' security risk of anything significant at all ?

They fixed it after about 25,000 were registered.  Put your own name followed by your email address through a google search.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on August 02, 2021, 01:44:35 PM
Thanks Caller - it's good that they fixed it. And 25,000 registered already  :D
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Robert on August 02, 2021, 08:39:18 PM
After some thinking decided to register too. Was easy (beside going back from 2021 to 1946 by clicking each month backwards  ;D ;D ;D) and already received email that I am in the pipeline. Will wait and see which vaccin will be offered.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Anton on August 05, 2021, 12:01:46 AM
Saint Mary Hospital in Korat announced that they are awaiting a limited number of Moderna doses and that it will be possible to register for booking one to two doses per person, starting on 6 August at 10:00 am, online only. Price: 1,650 THB for one dose.

I see nothing about it on their Website but I'm annexing here the letter with their own public announcement. The letter specifies some conditions and limitations; if interested get someone translate it for you, especially if you already got a first jab of any Covid vaccine. The letter says that applicants who will be accepted by the hospital will receive instructions for the payment.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: rdrokit on August 05, 2021, 08:25:28 AM
Saint Mary Hospital in Korat announced that they are awaiting a limited number of Moderna doses and that it will be possible to register for booking one to two doses per person, starting on 6 August at 10:00 am, online only. Price: 1,650 THB for one dose.

I see nothing about it on their Website but I'm annexing here the letter with their own public announcement. The letter specifies some conditions and limitations; if interested get someone translate it for you, especially if you already got a first jab of any Covid vaccine. The letter says that applicants who will be accepted by the hospital will receive instructions for the payment.
Need 2 doses to completed the immunity. Would be just like Thailand to run out of vaccine after one dose.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on August 05, 2021, 11:00:37 AM
RDRO I'd question just when those Moderna vaccines will arrive ? There's frequent talk in Thailand about prime vaccines but money is being taken in advance to fund the acquiring of these. I think delivery may be late 2021 or early 2022.

St Mary's know how important the 2nd dose is so it will be delinquent if they don't provide for that - let's  see.

Moderna, Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines are worth waiting for but the immunity they give is vulnerable to the Delta variant which is 78% prevalent in Thailand now - however they do give much better protection against cases of severe infection and hospitalisation.

In the UK I sense now that many people 'think it's all over'   >:(   IMHO it really is NOT and trying to protect yourself from all possible contact with carriers remains of utmost importance.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on August 12, 2021, 06:33:01 PM
Such talk is very often just 'hot air' BUT IF this is correct, it would be encouraging, although even November is another 3 month wait. Worth following . . .

"Thailand will receive 32.5 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine within the fourth quarter of this year, the Public Health Ministry announced on Wednesday. Thailand will have over 32 million doses of Pfizer jabs before year end, promises Anutin. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the ministry had placed an order for 20 million doses with Pfizer as part of its vaccine procurement plan. In addition, he said, Pfizer has also offered to send another 10 million doses to the country within this year"

https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40004572
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Alfie on September 05, 2021, 01:22:04 PM
That's great, Pookie. Similar to my experience but not exactly the same. When I got my jabs, everyone was given a queue card but they were never used and the numbers were never called. Also, I wasn't given a bracelet and I didn't get a vaccination certificate. I don't want  a bracelet but I'd like a vaccination certificate.

Where did you get your vaccination certificate, Pookie? At Central or from an online app? (Which app?)

(https://i.imgur.com/yvWcv1p.jpg)
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on September 07, 2021, 09:08:09 AM
Maybe worth a try - as reported today . . .

"Those in Thailand will be able to reserve a package of the 2-dose Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for 3,400 baht, according to the Private Hospital Association. Member hospitals agreed on the set price to cover both doses of the US-made Covid-19 vaccine as well as the service fee and insurance. Pre-paid bookings open up on Thursday while the vaccine deliveries are expected for October.

https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/private-hospitals-in-thailand-to-offer-moderna-vaccine-packages-for-3400-baht
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: rdrokit on September 07, 2021, 10:17:17 AM
Maybe worth a try - as reported today . . .

"Those in Thailand will be able to reserve a package of the 2-dose Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for 3,400 baht, according to the Private Hospital Association. Member hospitals agreed on the set price to cover both doses of the US-made Covid-19 vaccine as well as the service fee and insurance. Pre-paid bookings open up on Thursday while the vaccine deliveries are expected for October.

https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/private-hospitals-in-thailand-to-offer-moderna-vaccine-packages-for-3400-baht
Registered with Bangkok Hospital Korat for the Moderna vaccine. Had to pay for the first shot up front. Available in Jan 2021.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on September 07, 2021, 01:23:21 PM
Thanks RDRO - you paid B1700 for the 1st jab ?

Re. this report, it's more likely to be a paste of the previous info. than a new batch of Moderna  - in which case it's shocking to be promoting an October delivery when it's January   >:(

Whatever, it's good to be on the list, Moderna is one of the best vax it seems.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: waterheart on September 07, 2021, 03:53:44 PM
That's great, Pookie.
Where did you get your vaccination certificate, Pookie? At Central or from an online app? (Which app?)
(https://i.imgur.com/yvWcv1p.jpg)

Khun Alfie,
I got certificate from Line หมอพร้อม : https://moph.cc/7-kcKlfGF  and  https://bit.ly/2Pl42qo
You need register and follow menu (Thai language).
My brother got certificate from Play Store : App หมอพร้อม

Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: waterheart on September 08, 2021, 08:36:28 PM
I have got vaccinated 2 doses already by applying to KORAT PROMPT website =>  http://www.covidmnrh.com/duq.php#

And , I can get a certificate (photo#1) from Line หมอพร้อม =>  https://moph.cc/7-kcKlfGF  and  https://bit.ly/2Pl42qo
Line หมอพร้อม QR code is photo#2.
You need to register and follow menu (in Thai language).  ;)

My brother got a certificate from Play Store => App หมอพร้อม.

How do foreigners get vaccines in Korat? I have no idea.  ???
But I'm sure that your record will be in  หมอพร้อม and able to download as well.

หมอพร้อม = Mor Prom Application
read more about Mor Prom => https://www.bangkokhospital.com/en/page/mor-phrom-and-vaccinated-for-covid-19

Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: ben on September 09, 2021, 02:12:11 PM
Moderna is one of the best vax it seems.

it seems that the Japanese don't agree with that statement...... :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58405210 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58405210)

Japan finds black particles in Moderna vaccine

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/07/third-person-dies-in-japan-after-taking-contaminated-moderna-coronavirus-vaccine (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/07/third-person-dies-in-japan-after-taking-contaminated-moderna-coronavirus-vaccine)

Third person dies in Japan after taking contaminated Moderna coronavirus vaccine

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-withdraws-16-mln-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-doses-over-contamination-nikkei-2021-08-25/ (https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-withdraws-16-mln-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-doses-over-contamination-nikkei-2021-08-25/)

Japan suspends 1.6 mln doses of Moderna shot after contamination reports

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Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Robert on September 09, 2021, 05:26:24 PM
Forgot to follow-up in this topic however did reply in another topic. Received an email late in the evening on August 23. Read it next day August 24 and was invited to come to Central Plaza same day for my first Pfizer jab. Second one will be next week September 14 at Central Plaza.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: waterheart on September 09, 2021, 08:29:53 PM
Dear All,
I saw this post and it may useful for you. 
" Registration for the FIRST dose of the COVID-19 vaccination for foreign residents "
Read more =>  https://expatvac.consular.go.th/
:D

Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Anton on September 14, 2021, 11:50:28 PM
Forgot to follow-up in this topic however did reply in another topic. Received an email late in the evening on August 23. Read it next day August 24 and was invited to come to Central Plaza same day for my first Pfizer jab. Second one will be next week September 14 at Central Plaza.

I had registered with expatvac.consular.go.th on 5 August 2021, 4 days after it was launched.

Yesterday 13 September I received an e-mail from Maharat Hospital in Korat inviting me to go get my first jab to Central Plaza Korat today 14 September between 10 am and 2 pm. They didn't specify what vaccine it would be in the e-mail.

I went there today at about 1 pm. I was not in a hurry because, also due to my age still under 60, I was convinced that they would offer 1st jab Sinovac followed by 2nd jab AstraZeneca, in which case I would have refused. Instead to my surprise they offered 1st and 2nd jab Pfizer, free of charge. I agreed at once, entered the queue and got my 1st jab about 4 hours later. Appointment for 2nd jab is already set for 5 October, same venue.

First acceptance and distribution of queue tickets was taking place at level G (underground), but the operations were taking place at level 4 outside and inside the big conference hall. Up there, there was a whole crowd of Thais and non-Thais sitting and waiting all over the place. To give an idea: they were calling people in groups of 50 persons at a time. When I entered the queue they were calling numbers 6050 to 6100. My number was close to 7500. There were two calls using the same number: the first one was for registering outside the hall; the second one was for entering inside the hall for the last steps and for the jab. After getting the jab you are requested to sit and wait there another 30 minutes before going home.

In general I got the impression that Thais were being called in for either Sinopharm or AstraZeneca (no mention of Sinovac), while foreigners were being called in for Pfizer, regardless of their age.

There was no previous medical test except for taking my temperature a couple of times by the usual hand scanner. I did not meet with a physician, only with a nurse who asked me the routine questions about congenital diseases, allergy to drugs, etc. They didn't even take my blood pressure.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Hector on September 15, 2021, 06:57:18 AM
Yes, I was also at Central yesterday for my second Pfizer.  Many more people there than three weeks ago, but numbers boosted I suspect by those, like Anton, getting their first jab.  I got there at 1030 and was out by 1300, so not too bad.  But like last time, I was impressed with the organisation.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Eagle 3 on September 15, 2021, 03:14:50 PM
I got my first dose of Pfizer yesterday at Central. I got there about 12:00 and got the shot about 17:15 and the then waited 30 minutes. I guess I went there at the wrong time. It seems Anton who went an hour later than I did, got the vaccine at about the same time. He was probably with me as the last ones to be called. Next time I will go earlier, like Hector did and get through a lot faster. It was organized, but there were so many people, it took a long time to process all of them.

The side effects were tiredness and a sore arm. But very minimal. What side effects did others have?
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Coolkorat on September 15, 2021, 03:59:29 PM
The side effects were tiredness and a sore arm. But very minimal. What side effects did others have?

Anecdotally, I have heard some have a reaction to the first Oxford AZ but nothing with the second (this happened to my sister-in-law, which unscientifically supports the theory), and the reverse for the Pfizer. I had the Pfizer and did notice more (very slight) effects to the second jab, but that might be psychosomatic. My son (aged 17) had his first Pfizer jab on Saturday and was running a fever by Sunday evening. We did a lateral flow and then the PCR test and he's got Covid. We are all doing daily lateral flows, and last night my wife had a faint positive come up. So we're off to get her PCR shortly. I'm not suggesting a connection: just coincidence.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Robert on September 15, 2021, 08:34:12 PM
I arrived at 09.30 hours. When escelator was open I just followed the crowd. While waiting a lady came to group of people where I also was waiting and asked: Pfizer 2nd jab? We said yes and followed her but staff checking our cards said we were missing stamps. So were guided back and got our stamps and back to Pfizer entrance. Got my jab at 10.34 and out 11.04 hours. Later realized I jumped the queue but already had the second jab.

Also had sour arm yesterday but already getting getter today.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Anton on September 15, 2021, 10:20:02 PM
What side effects did others have?

Sour arm here too. Sort of a muscle pain impression when stretching it. Started during the night, increased in the morning, decreased in the afternoon, almost gone by now late evening. No other side-effect I can feel.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Hector on September 16, 2021, 07:05:51 AM
Interesting re effects..... First jab I had a sore arm and felt a bit rough for a day, this time nothing at all not even a sore arm.  Girl must have been an expert jabber!
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Roger on September 17, 2021, 03:53:36 AM
CK just catching up with posts and I see your report that your Son and Missis (?) have tested positive   :(   That's a worry and thinking of them and you.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: caller on September 17, 2021, 11:39:18 AM
Anecdotally, I have heard some have a reaction to the first Oxford AZ but nothing with the second (this happened to my sister-in-law, which unscientifically supports the theory), and the reverse for the Pfizer. I had the Pfizer and did notice more (very slight) effects to the second jab, but that might be psychosomatic. My son (aged 17) had his first Pfizer jab on Saturday and was running a fever by Sunday evening. We did a lateral flow and then the PCR test and he's got Covid. We are all doing daily lateral flows, and last night my wife had a faint positive come up. So we're off to get her PCR shortly. I'm not suggesting a connection: just coincidence.

Ouch! Best wished to your family. Hope the next tests shows negative.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Alfie on September 17, 2021, 09:24:13 PM
The side effects were tiredness and a sore arm. But very minimal. What side effects did others have?

I was weak and had the chills and aching bones for about 12 or so hours and had a bit of a sore arm after my AZ jab.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Eagle 3 on September 17, 2021, 09:39:57 PM
I was weak and had the chills and aching bones for about 12 or so hours and had a bit of a sore arm after my AZ jab.

My wife had an AZ jab and had the same issues, but they lasted 2 days.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Anton on September 18, 2021, 10:55:30 AM
Sour arm

Ouch, just noticed the spelling error but am not allowed to edit anymore. Apologies.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Alfie on September 21, 2021, 03:18:54 PM
And , I can get a certificate (photo#1) from Line หมอพร้อม =>  https://moph.cc/7-kcKlfGF  and  https://bit.ly/2Pl42qo
Line หมอพร้อม QR code is photo#2.
You need to register and follow menu (in Thai language).  ;)

Thanks Pookie. I got a certificate (eventually) from the MorProm Line app.

At first I tried the dedicated MorProm app but the app did not recognise my phone number. I called the MorProm hotline (027922333) and they told me that the official who entered my details into the system had not included my phone number. As they put my details into their system on both days I got vaccinated, I find it rather odd that two different people on two different days failed to do something as simple as that, especially when they asked me on both days what my phone number was and double checked on each day that it was correct! 

Anyway, for anyone who is interested in getting a certificate by using the MorProm Line app, click on the Digital Health Pass image and then complete your personal details and you will get your Vacination Status Certificate in digital form.
Title: Re: Getting vaccinated in Korat
Post by: Thaiwolf on September 22, 2021, 11:40:01 AM
Anyone who got the Pfizer jabs in Korat managed to get the 13 digit ID needed to enter the mor prom app?