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​New Option for COVID Vaccination: 23 Hospitals to Offer Outpatient Service

​New Option for COVID Vaccination: 23 Hospitals to Offer Outpatient ServiceTo speed up vaccination and expand the overall vaccination rate of residents, the city government encourages individuals to book their shots on the government-funded COVID-19 vaccination platform.
 
Now, as an option for those who have failed to sign up during the respective registration periods or missed their appointments, a total of 23 hospitals across Taipei City now offer COVID-19 vaccines through outpatient clinic. In addition, 15 vaccination stations in the city now accept walk-ins.
 
For those who haven’t been inoculated yet, they will have the choice of either BNT, AZ (AstraZeneca), or Medigen vaccines. Regarding age requirements, those taking BNT must be at least 12; AZ at least 18, and Medigen at least 20. Moderna vaccine will be available as a first dose option for those 18 and over starting November 13.
 
The central government also adjusted the required time between first and second dose in an effort to boost vaccination rate: BNT – 4 weeks; AZ – 8 weeks; Moderna – 4 weeks; and Medigen – 4 weeks.
 
The 14th round of vaccination booking on the central government’s COVID vaccination platform will accept reservations between November 11 and 12. Vaccines available include: Moderna (first and second dose options), AZ (first and second dose options), and BNT (second dose).
 
To strengthen access to vaccination points for local communities, the Department of Health has joined hands with Taipei Medical Association and Tzu Chi Foundation to set up a vaccination station at the Tzu Chi Foundation’s liaison office in Neihu District. With the staffing support from Taipei Medical Association, the station has the capacity to vaccinate 600 people daily. The station will operate on November 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21.
 
As of November 8, the COVID-19 first dose vaccination rate in Taipei City has reached 86.2%, while complete 2-dose vaccination rate exceeded 45%. For additional information on vaccination, please call the pandemic prevention hotline (02-2375-3782) or the 1999 Citizens’ Hotline.