A new round of COVID-19 reminder bookings will begin on Wednesday
Taipei, March 15 (CNA) The 1922 government’s COVID-19 vaccination booking website will begin accepting appointments on Wednesday for boosters to be administered from March 21-27, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Reservations are open to people aged 18 and over who received their second dose of the vaccine on or before January 2, the CECC said.
Eligible people aged 55 and over will be able to book their encores from 10 a.m. Wednesday on the 1922 website, while appointments will be available at noon for those aged 38-54, and at 2 p.m. for anyone aged 18 years and over, the CECC mentioned.
The website will stop accepting appointments for this round of reservations at noon on Friday.
About 985,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be available, including 725,000 doses from Moderna brand, 124,000 doses from Pfizer-BioNTech, 116,000 doses from locally produced Medigen and 20,000 doses from AstraZeneca, according to the CECC.
Meanwhile, anyone wanting a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is advised to make an appointment directly at government hospitals, clinics and health centres, as the government website n ‘currently not accepting such bookings,’ the CECC said.
The CECC has compiled a list of facilities where people can get their first and second doses with the most demanding appointments, as well as a separate list of where walk-in vaccinations are available, although the information is not available. are only in Chinese.
To date, 83.21 percent of Taiwan’s 23.32 million people have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, while 77.68 percent have received two doses, according to CECC data.
Since Taiwan began giving third doses last December, 46.92% of the population have received a booster shot and 0.81% have received an additional dose, which is a third shot given to immunocompromised people, according to the data.