TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for the 13th round of Taiwan's COVID vaccinations will start on Wednesday (Nov. 3), with people aged 50 and over able to choose Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) as their second dose following an AstraZeneca (AZ) shot.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 2) announced that reservations for the 13th round of COVID inoculations will start on Wednesday. This round will involve both first and second doses of the BNT and AZ jabs.
Chuang said that Taiwan's vaccine registration and reservation system will open for bookings of the BNT vaccine at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Reservations for AZ can be made starting at 2 p.m. that day.
Appointments for vaccinations with these brands can be made until 12 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 4). The vaccine doses will be administered from Nov. 5-12.
To be eligible for this round of vaccinations, individuals must have registered on the website by 12 p.m. on Oct. 26 and met one of the four criteria:
- BNT first dose: people aged 12 and older (born on or before Nov. 5, 2009)
- BNT second dose: people aged 18 and older (born on or before Dec. 31, 2003) who received the first dose of BNT on or before Oct. 8th
- AZ first dose: people aged 50 and older (born on or before Dec. 31, 1971)
- AZ second dose: people aged 18 and older (born on or before Nov. 5, 2003) who received the first dose of AZ on or before Aug. 27
In addition, people aged 50 or over who received their first dose AZ at least 10 weeks ago can at this time select BNT for their second shot, announced the CECC on Saturday (Oct. 30).
To register for vaccination, visit the 1922.gov.tw website.