TAIPEI, Oct. 5 (CNA) Taiwan will begin offering Moderna’s second-generation Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine to adults aged 18 to 49 on October 11, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday. said to
According to CECC director Victor Wang, Omicron variants are BA.4 and BA. 5 still accounts for most of the infections in Taiwan, and given that young adults are more susceptible, the CECC decided to make the new vaccine available to people over the age of 18.
The Spikevax vaccine is currently available in Taiwan for individuals over the age of 50.
New vaccines are only available as booster shots and must be given at least 12 weeks after the last dose, whether the last primary (second dose) or the first or second booster. ) Said.
According to the CECC, vaccinated individuals who already have the virus should wait three months after testing negative to receive a booster.
The new rollout will be the third phase in the government’s plan to provide the people of Taiwan with a second generation booster.
The first rollout on September 24 made the vaccine available to people aged 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities, and adults aged 18 and older with immunocompromised or weakened immune systems.
The second rollout, which began on October 3, will target frontline medical workers, airport personnel, flight attendants, home quarantine professionals, individuals aged 50-64, and those aged 18 and over traveling abroad. Booster vaccines are now available for those in need. business or diplomatic reasons.
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https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202210050017 Taiwan expands rollout of new Moderna vaccine on October 11