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Taiwan starts vaccinating healthcare workers

22.03.2021 43 просмотров

The head of the government of Taiwan launched the program of vaccination against coronavirus.


Taiwanese Prime Minister Su Zhenchang was vaccinated against coronavirus on Monday morning with a drug from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca) and Oxford University. By doing so, he launched a massive vaccination program on the island, Taiwan's central news agency reported. ot-covid-19/">The first batch of 117,000 doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine arrived in Taipei on March 3 and passed seven rounds of safety reviews. Currently, the drug is already available in 57 hospitals. Priority in this program has so far been given to medical personnel.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Taiwan, which is considered one of the provinces of China, but has been governed by its own administration since 1949, has had one of the lowest incidence rates of COVID-19 in the world ( disease caused by the coronavirus). The total number of cases of infection registered on the island was 1,005, most of them imported.

In total, Taiwanese authorities intended to purchase 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, more than 5 million doses of the drug from the American company Moderna (“Modern”) and receive 4 more .76 million doses of a number of other vaccines through the COVAX program (Kovax).

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