First batch of BNT vaccines arrives

03 September, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT


Taiwan received its first batch of 930,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. A rollout is expected to begin as early as mid-September.


The vaccines are the first batch of the 15 million doses purchased by the YongLin Charity and Education Foundation, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and Tzu-Chi Foundation.

The CECC confirmed the vaccines will be good through 15 January 2022.


Health Minister Chen Shih-chung personally received the vaccines at the airport, along with chairwoman of TSMC's Education and Culture Foundation Chairwoman Sophie Chang, and Tzu Chi Foundation executive director Yen Po-wen.

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