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Taiwan to start inoculation of population with AstraZeneca vaccine next week

  • Published at 02:57 pm March 18th, 2021
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File Photo: Vials labelled "Astra Zeneca Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine"and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021 Reuters

Taiwan has signed contracts for the supply of 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine

The Taiwanese government plans to start inoculating the population against the coronavirus with the AstraZeneca vaccine from March 22, reported Sputnik, quoting the island's Health Minister, Chen Shih-chung.

Nearly 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were shipped to Taiwan on March 3, the minister said. The shipment passed all seven required checks.

According to Taiwan's Central News Agency, on March 19, a meeting of experts will take place, during which they will review the results of the vaccine safety inspection, after which the exact date for the start of the vaccination program will be set.

Taiwan has signed contracts for the supply of 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 5.05 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, and the island is to receive 4.76 million doses of vaccines through the Covax program.

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