VACCINATING ASIA: TAIWAN (AstraZeneca)

No rush for jab, given fears over side effects

Healthcare workers in Taipei receiving the AstraZeneca jab on March 22, the first day of Taiwan’s vaccine roll-out.
Healthcare workers in Taipei receiving the AstraZeneca jab on March 22, the first day of Taiwan’s vaccine roll-out. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Taiwan kicked off its Covid-19 vaccination programme on March 22, but the roll-out has been slow, with only 10,891 people receiving their first shots by Tuesday, the majority of them front-line medical workers.

Next in line are medical staff who are not manning Covid-19 wards and are on the front line. They can get vaccinated from April 6.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2021, with the headline 'No rush for jab, given fears over side effects'. Subscribe