No more free vaccines after supplies run out in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/12/2020
By: Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao

CNA file photo

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The government will not offer additional doses of government-funded influenza vaccines if supplies of free vaccines for vulnerable groups run out, the Centers for Disease Control said Monday.

This year's government-funded flu vaccine program started Oct. 5, and as of Oct. 11, 1.976 million doses of the vaccine had been administered, up about 15 percent more than the 1.708 million doses given during the same period of last year.

About 6 million free vaccines are available under this year's program to citizens and legal residents of Taiwan for high-risk groups, and another 1.15 million vaccines are available for a fee.

The government urged people to get their vaccines before stocks run out because it is hard to replace inventory.    [FULL  STORY]

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