First batch of BNT vaccines arrives
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.