More cities open vaccinations for seniors
Courtesy of ICRT and ECCT staff writers
Taipei, New Taipei and Kaohsiung will begin vaccinating senior citizens who have not yet received their coronavirus vaccines, as well as some categories of indigenous people, from tomorrow, when the central government's expanded vaccine rollout begins.
Taipei residents aged over 71 and indigenous people over the age 54 will be able to make appointments online from today.
Those vaccinations will be carried out from Friday through next Monday at 258 hospitals and clinics across the capital.
New Taipei will start its expanded rollout with indigenous people over the age of 61 and other residents aged 71 or over.
People in those two groups, as well as other eligible seniors in New Taipei who had not been vaccinated in previous rounds, can obtain their shots from tomorrow through Sunday at 90 hospitals and clinics in the city. Appointments can be made today and tomorrow.
Kaohsiung will begin vaccinating residents aged 74 and over from tomorrow at nine designated venues while city residents aged between 72 and 74, as well as indigenous people over the age of 54, will be able to get their coronavirus vaccine at 49 venues in the city.
According to CDC statistics, as of yesterday, Taiwan has administered just over 1.964 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, of which the majority were the AstraZeneca vaccine. The majority were for first doses of the vaccine. (Both the AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines require two doses). Only 38,020 of the doses administered were for the second dose.