By: Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao
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]