Taiwan could administer COVID-19 vaccine by Q2 of 2021: minister

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/03/2020
By: Kuo Chien-shen and Ko Lin

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2Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) People in Taiwan may be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by the second quarter of 2021, slightly earlier than previously anticipated, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Thursday.

Based on current evaluations, the first doses of the vaccine could be available between March and June, Chen told lawmakers during a legislative hearing in Taipei.

However, the administration of the second doses would not be completed until after June due to the tight timeframe, said Chen, who also heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

His response Thursday came after he said last week Taiwan has secured access to around 15 million vaccine doses and the government is in talks with other manufacturers to purchase additional vaccines.    [FULL  STORY]

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