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Tsai receives 2nd dose of Taiwan-made COVID vaccine

Taiwan's president completes Medigen vaccination schedule

Tsai (center) receiving Medigen vaccine.

Tsai (center) receiving Medigen vaccine. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Sept. 30) received the second dose of the domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC).

Thursday morning, Tsai received her second jab at the National Taiwan University College of Medicine (NTUCM) gymnasium. The whole 10-minute process was broadcast live on Facebook.

Once the president arrived at 7:13 a.m., she checked in at the front desk, and a nurse confirmed that she was to receive her second dose. The nurse then took Tsai's temperature to verify that she did not have a fever, and the president completed the required paperwork and signed her name.

Tsai receives 2nd dose of Taiwan-made COVID vaccine
Tsai (center) awaiting vaccination. (CNA photo)

An NTUCM physician then asked Tsai whether she had experienced any discomfort recently or any side effects after the last injection. Tsai said that she had not, other than slight soreness at the injection site.

The doctor said the president was well-suited to receive the Medigen vaccine and that any side effects will not impact the effectiveness of the jab. Tsai then joked, "but don't give this to me all the time."

Tsai receives 2nd dose of Taiwan-made COVID vaccine
Tsai (center) giving OK gesture. (CNA photo)

Before and after the dose was unpacked, the nurse presented it to the media. The nurse then rolled up Tsai's sleeve, disinfected her arm, and delivered the injection.

After the inoculation, the president showed her completed yellow vaccination card to the media. She then gave the OK gesture before departing the facility.

Updated : 2022-01-24 23:18 GMT+08:00