CORONAVIRUS/Reservations for Novavax vaccine in Taipei to begin Tuesday

07/04/2022 03:33 PM
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Taipei, July 4 (CNA) People who wish to get the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in Taipei will be able to make reservations starting Tuesday, Taipei Deputy Mayor Tsai Ping-kun (蔡炳坤) said Monday.

Reservations for 25,000 Novavax doses can be made from 9 a.m. Tuesday on Taipei's COVID-19 vaccination reservation system, which will be administered from July 11-17, Tsai told reporters.

The reservations can be made until 5 p.m. Wednesday, but if there are still some slots remaining, the system will remain open past that deadline, according to the system's website.

Six hospitals in the city -- National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Pojen General Hospital, Central Clinic and Hospital, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, and the Zhongxiao branch of Taipei City Hospital -- will also offer Novavax vaccinations on July 8, Tsai said.

Starting from July 11, the vaccine will be available at 22 hospitals and clinics in the city, Tsai said.

The Novavax vaccine is approved to be administered as primary and booster shots to people 18 years old and over, and it can be mixed and matched with other brands currently available for that age group, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Taiwan received its first shipment of the vaccine, containing 504,000 doses, on June 30. The remainder of Taiwan's order of 2.268 million Novavax vaccines from COVAX will be delivered by the end of the year, the CECC has previously said.

(By Chen Yu-ting and Chiang Yi-ching)

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