President Tsai denies rumour she opted for Pfiser jab

16-Jun-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday (June 14) denied rumours that she had been vaccinated with the Pfiser-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Media reported that former political talk show host Dennis Peng had said in a livestream that President Tsai had secretly opted for a Pfiser jab. Peng added that Tsai has put on a political show by encouraging the public to get the domestic vaccines being developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corporation and United Biomedical Inc.

Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang said both Tsai and vice President William Lai are willing to authorise the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) to seek any documents related to their inoculation records and publish them, per CNA. The CECC announced on Monday that no COVID vaccination records exist for either the president or vice president.

The spokesperson urged malign actors to cease spreading false information, which is criminally prosecutable.

The Presidential Office has stated several times that the president and vice president will do anything to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan, Chang said. Once domestic vaccines have been successfully developed, both will get the jabs as promised, he added.


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