2M COVID VACCINES DOSES ARRIVING IN TAIWAN NEXT MONTH
Taiwan will receive 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in June, and have millions more become available by the end of August, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said.
Chen said he expected Taiwan to have received a total of 10 million doses by Aug. 31, and he urged that the supply to be received through the COVAX global vaccine-sharing program proceed as usual and not be affected by "other factors," Chang Ming-hsuan, Chen Chieh-ling, Chiang Hui-chun and Elizabeth Hsu reported for Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA.)
The chief of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) did not elaborate on what "factors" he was referring to or what brand of vaccines
Taiwan will receive in the coming months. He would only say that the 10 million doses scheduled to be available by the end of August will include locally produced vaccines.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung talks about the expected upcoming delivery of vaccines by August. Taiwan has signed contracts to purchase 5.05 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, 10 million doses of AstraZeneca, and 4.76 million doses of unspecified brands through the COVAX program for a population of more than 23 million.