Vaccinating Asia: No rush for Covid-19 jab in Taiwan, given fears over side effects

The first batch of 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were imported.
The first batch of 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were imported.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TAIPEI - 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 (March 30), 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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