Taiwan aims to vaccinate 60% of the population against COVID-19

The Washington Times
Date: December 15, 2020
By: Lauren Toms – The Washington Times

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a delivery and launching ceremony of domestically built warships at the Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corp’s shipyards in Kaohsiung, southern of Taiwan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying) ** FILE ** more >

Taiwan has set a goal to get 60% of its population — equal to 15 million people — vaccinated against COVID-19.

A Taiwanese health official on Tuesday made the vow, The Associated Press reported, and said that the island signed a deal with COVAX to purchase doses of its vaccine.

It is also in communication with other vaccine companies that are conducting phase 3 trials, Jing-Hui Yang, a deputy director at the Central Epidemic Command Center, told the publication.    [FULL  STORY]

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