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Taiwan's Taichung to set up rapid vaccination stations

Central Taiwan city will have 51 stations to help with inoculations

Taichung Mayor Lu Hsiu-yen

Taichung Mayor Lu Hsiu-yen (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Hsiu-yen (盧秀燕) announced on Thursday (July 15) that rapid vaccination stations will be set up around the city to assist the central government with its COVID immunization efforts.

Lu said at a press conference that the central Taiwan city plans to dole out vaccinations from July 16-22, CNA reported. She added that medical facilities in Taichung can provide inoculations for 85,300 people. As of 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, 69,244 city residents had already booked an appointment.

In order to encourage residents to get vaccinated, the mayor said that the city government will set up 51 vaccination stations between July 20 and 21 that can handle 55,800 people in total, per CNA. So far, 40,391 have made a reservation.

Taichung received 12,100 doses of Moderna from the central government on July 14, Lu said. She added that due to the limited number of jabs, the city has decided to limit vaccinations to those whose households are registered in Taichung.

Updated : 2021-09-23 07:43 GMT+08:00