With the current Covid-19 vaccination shortage in Thailand preventing millions of Thais from being vaccinated, Sonthaya Khunpluem, Pattaya city manager, says Pattaya is ordering 100,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine specifically for use for city residents.
The vaccine order will be enough to vaccinate 50,000 people.
The cost of the Sinopharm vaccine is set at 888 baht per dose, and would be available to anyone who is registered as living in Pattaya.
Once the Sinopharm vaccine arrives, it would allow Pattaya to vaccinate almost 42% of its 120,000 population. A small number of those 120,000 are already vaccinated against Covid-19.
If someone currently lives in Pattaya, but is registered with a domicile elsewhere in Thailand, they will be eligible for vaccinations provided by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) instead.
Registration for a vaccination in Pattaya will be carried out via online and offline registration forms.
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Thailand now stands at 204,595 since March, 2020. Fewer than 0.75% have died — just 1,525 deaths.