30,000+ register for Pattaya Sinopharm vaccines on 1st day

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5,823 people signed up in person at eight area locations around Pattaya.

More than 30,000 Pattaya residents registered for two jabs of a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine Pattaya bought after the city couldn’t get enough doses from the government.

Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome said June 29 that 31,713 people registered online and in person on the first day bookings were available the day before. Of those, 5,823 signed up in person at eight area locations.



Of those registered, 16,098 are local Pattaya residents, while 15,675 are from outside the area, although Sonthaya emphasized that only those with households registered in the city were eligible for the shots.

Online registration was predictably buggy, although more than 25,000 managed to upload their house registrations and identification cards.


Pattaya City Hall was one of the eight registration points for residents to register to get the Sinopharm vaccinations.

Pattaya purchased 100,000 doses of state-run China National Pharmaceutical Group’s Sinopharm vaccine directly from Chulabhorn Royal Academy as the central government continues to allocate Chonburi too few doses to allow the city to reopen to foreign tourists by October.

A million doses of Sinopharm arrived in Thailand last week and already were starting to be administered in Bangkok. But Pattaya is still waiting for its purchase. No estimate was given on when they would arrive or inoculations begin.

Registration remains open until July 2 or when all doses are spoken for.


Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome said June 29 that 31,713 people registered online and in person on the first day bookings.


Temperature checks are mandatory for everyone before entering the registration stations.