Why the price of vaccine in your clinic is so low when compare to the US or European countries?
First thing to note, we use only the vaccines from reputable phamaceutical manufacturers such as GSK, Sanofi Pasteur, Crucell, etc. But you may notice that the cost of the vaccine in Thailand is much cheaper than in the western countries.
Here are some facts and explanation;
1. Some "travel" vaccines in the western countries are actually the routine ones in Thailand. Such as Hepatitis B vaccine and JE vaccine; these two vaccines have been included in our national program of immunization for many years. We give it to every people in Thailand in their childhood. So we have to spend a huge amount of vaccine per year when compare to the western countries. Therefore we could get a lower price just due to the economy of scale.
2. Moreover, like many medications, the pharmaceutical company usually set the price structure different from country to country. The GDP and the purchasing power of people in each country are usually the factors that they consider.
3. So according to #2,#3; we could buy most vaccines much cheaper than in the western countries. ... (READ MORE)