After our second day in Bangkok, we made it to the Bumrungrad Hospital for our first series of vaccinations. We received most basic immunizations in the states but there were a few that weren’t covered by insurance (Typhoid, Japanese Enciphilitis, and Rabies) and would have cost $3,000. The same vaccinations in Thailand cost under $500, so it was a no brainer.
We were amazed at the facilities, service, and staff at Bumrungrad Hospital. You’d think you were in the States but only better if we’re being honest. Without appointments we were in and out of the hospital injected with our three vaccinations in under one hour. The service and efficiency were impeccable from walking into the front door for directions, registering as a patient, to seeing the doctor, making payment and getting a prescription from the pharmacy. We were also given hospital ID cards, and official immunization documents, applicable for hospitals all around Thailand.
Accomplishing those same things in the States would have taken days if not weeks. The hospital is private and you may not get the same service or care in a public hospital, which most of the Thai population uses, but when you compare the care and prices to what we are accustomed to it’s amazing. We will be returning for our next series of shots in early February, so we can’t really venture out into the jungle or any other remote parts of Southeast Asia. Until then we are hopping a flight down to Southern Thailand, for beach, sun, and relaxation on a small island called Koh Lanta in the Andaman Sea.
See our Photo Album – Bangkok, Thailand