Record number get their annual flu vaccination at the PCEC

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The first stop. Phyathai Sriracha Hospital staff check the name on the PCEC signup sheet and then collect the 700 baht fee for those that wanted this year’s Flu Vaccination.
The first stop. Phyathai Sriracha Hospital staff check the name on the PCEC signup sheet and then collect the 700 baht fee for those that wanted this year’s Flu Vaccination.

For several years, the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) has arranged for nurses to give the annual Flu Vaccination to their members and guests at one of their meetings as a convenient means of getting the current year’s vaccination at a reasonable price just before Flu season begins.

This year, the PCEC again made arrangements with Gavin Waddell, International Marketing Manager with Phyathai Sriracha Hospital. Nurses arrived around 9am at the PCEC’s regular Sunday meeting room on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya’s Executive Tower.

Although there were 100 flu vaccinations provided by Phyathai Sriracha Hospital at the PCEC’s Sunday morning meeting, no one had a long wait as the line moved quickly.
Although there were 100 flu vaccinations provided by Phyathai Sriracha Hospital at the PCEC’s Sunday morning meeting, no one had a long wait as the line moved quickly.

The PCEC considers this a service to the Expat community and the vaccinations are open to all their members and guests with an encouragement to include their families and friends. In past years, the number taking advantage of this arrangement has been around 70 plus. But this year, it was a record turnout. From 9am till noon, all one hundred doses available were given, with minimal waiting time.

The PCEC is now in its 19th year of providing a weekly meeting and facilitating other activities for Pattaya expats to get together and to help one another. For more information about the PCEC, visit their website at pattayacityexpatsclub.com/.

PCEC Vice Chairman Richard Smith even has a smile on his face while being jabbed with the needle as he takes the opportunity to get this year’s flu vaccination before the start of the regular Sunday morning meeting.
PCEC Vice Chairman Richard Smith even has a smile on his face while being jabbed with the needle as he takes the opportunity to get this year’s flu vaccination before the start of the regular Sunday morning meeting.
Phyathai Sriracha Hospital nurse prepares to administer this year’s flu vaccine at the PCEC’s October 13 Sunday meeting.
Phyathai Sriracha Hospital nurse prepares to administer this year’s flu vaccine at the PCEC’s October 13 Sunday meeting.
After signing in, the next step is a free blood pressure check from this smiling Phyathai Sriracha Hospital nurse before getting the flu vaccination.
After signing in, the next step is a free blood pressure check from this smiling Phyathai Sriracha Hospital nurse before getting the flu vaccination.