Taoyuan now offers COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women across Taiwan: Mayor Cheng

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

Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan said on Tuesday (June 22) that as the city still has 7,000 remaining doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, pregnant women across Taiwan are welcome to go to 11 hospitals in the city to take jabs, CNA reported.

Taiwan has gotten its hands on a substantial quantity of vaccines since the beginning of June having received 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca donated by Japan on June 4, 240,000 purchased doses of Moderna on June 18, and then 2.5 million doses of Moderna donated by the US on June 20.

As more government-purchased Moderna doses will arrive soon, the Central Epidemic Command centre has decided to make vaccines available to people outside the top priority groups.

The mayor announced the new policy in a livestream on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon. He added that the city is in talks with some hospitals over designated time slots for pregnant women to be vaccinated.

The Taoyuan Department of Public Health said all pregnant women are eligible for the vaccines regardless of where they live in Taiwan. The mayor added that as pregnant women should consult with their doctors on which vaccine to take, they can also opt for AstraZeneca if they wish.



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