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.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government will only consider loosening border restrictions once 70% of the island's population has received at least one coronavirus vaccine shot and over 60% are fully vaccinated
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the first-dose coronavirus vaccination rate has now surpassed 77%, while almost half of the population have now received the two doses needed to be fully vaccinated
Taiwan's cabinet says the vaccination appointment platform is now ready but it won't be used until the vaccination programme is open for all.
Students aged between 12 and 17 will begin being administered Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccinations this morning. Most of the shots will be administered on school on-campus
Premier Su Tseng-chang has waded in the disputes over influenza vaccinations, saying infants and those aged beyond 65 should get the shot first.
Reservations for self-paid coronavirus vaccinations are now open.
MOFA says vaccination proof is not always required when travelling to other countries.
Health authorities have strengthened vaccination rules as the Covid-19 caseload spiked in recent days
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a webinar on the topic of "Covid-19 vaccination practice: Lessons from Israel" featuring guest speaker Dr Manfred Green, Professor of Public Health at the University of Haifa in Israel.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says it hopes to expand its coronavirus vaccination programme after 1.75-million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in two shipments this week.