Department of Health,Kaohsiung City Government

Commander Mayor Chen Chi-Mai Inspects a Community Vaccination Station BNT Vaccines are Open to All Citizens Aged 12 Years Old and Above

Commander Mayor Chen Chi-Mai Inspects a Community Vaccination Station BNT Vaccines are Open to All Citizens Aged 12 Years Old and Above

Posted on: 2021-11-04  Posted by: Public Health Bureau
Since the start of the vaccination of COVID-19 vaccines in Taiwan on March 22, 2021, Kaohsiung City Government has actively cooperated with relevant policies of the Central Epidemic Command Center to promote and improve the vaccination rate with all its strength. As of October 26, Kaohsiung City has vaccinated 2,727,747 doses of vaccines, covering 68.58% of its population, the coverage rate of the second dose is 30.56%, and the dose-population ratio is 99.14%. Mayor Chen Chi-Mai today (27) visited the vaccination station in the Lin Royal Palace to encourage the on-site medical team and epidemic prevention personnel to work hard and inspected the on-site vaccination situation. Mayor Chen Chi-Mai appeals to citizens that as it is autumn now and winter is approaching, this is a dangerous season with possible resurgence of COVID-19, especially the prevalence of mutated virus strains, citizens are requested and elders at home in particular are encouraged to be vaccinated eagerly, all family members should be vaccinated as many as possible, to protect oneself as well as one’s family members as the effect of community immunity is better, even if a breakthrough infection occurs, the risk of severe illness and death can be minimized. Kaohsiung city provides 10,000 doses of BNT vaccine to citizens aged 12 years old and above who have not vaccinated the first dose, can make an appointment with the contract hospital for vaccination (https://khd.kcg.gov.tw/tw/news/show.php?num=4849).
Commander Mayor Chen Chi-Mai expresses that the analysis of the epidemic trends in the UK and Japan shows that vaccination can significantly reduce the serious illness and death rate caused by infection, and it is urgent to rapidly improve the coverage rate of vaccines, which is also an important indicator to evaluate the opening of non-pharmaceutical interventions control. The Kaohsiung Epidemic Prevention Team has made all-out efforts to plan vaccination stations in large communities and to provide a safe and comfortable environment for citizens so as to provide orderly, rapid and massive vaccination. Take the Lin Royal Palace Vaccination Station as an example, the site can provide 8 lines for vaccination, it is estimated that more than 4,000 people can be vaccinated throughout the day. The Mayor emphasizes that citizens will be continuously served with the best medical teams, the best service and the safest sites to great lengths. After the completion of vaccination, citizens should still follow the new living principles of epidemic prevention, wash the hands frequently, wear masks and maintain social distance to reduce the risk of infection. 
Last updated on:2021-11-04 09:09:29.000