Self-paid Covid-19 vaccination reservations open

20 April, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Reservations for self-paid coronavirus vaccinations are now open.

The reservation programme was launched due the low numbers of people opting to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine shot, which had led to concerns that the imported vaccine doses will go unused before their expiration date.

The rollout began on 22 March and covered four categories of people on the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) priority list, including medical personnel, epidemic prevention workers, and people with a higher risk of exposure to the virus due to their jobs.

The self-paid inoculation reservation system is open to people not on the priority list, but who intend to travel abroad for business, study or medical purposes.

Four of the five hospitals in Taipei offering the vaccinations are now fully booked and openings have also been filled at hospitals in New Taipei, Taoyuan and Tainan.

According to the CECC, a total of 32,450 people have received their first AstraZeneca coronavirus shot, or around 5% of the total 618,000 that are currently available.

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