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DOH: Vaccine Reservation Open to Those Needing Second Dose, Elders with ARC/APRC

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Post date:2021-06-25

Updates:2021-06-25

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COVID-19 vaccine 10 or more weeks ago can now make reservations for their second shot starting June 23. In addition, expats who are 75 years old or above with ARC or APRC are also eligible for vaccination as well.

According to the agency, statistics from the Central Epidemic Command Center indicated that those who receives a second vaccination shot after ten weeks or more after the first one achieves a protection rate of 81%. Therefore, the agency invites individuals who received their initial dose ten or more weeks ago to bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and NHI Card to contracted vaccination clinics or hospitals for their second shot.

Furthermore, foreign residents 75 years old or above with ARC or APRC card can make reservations for vaccine shot through the Taipei Medical University Hospital  between 8 AM and 8 PM on June 23.

Those who successfully reserve a space can visit the Xinyi Junior High School for their shot on June 24. The hours are from 9 AM through 12 PM, and from 2 PM through 5 PM. DOH reminds vaccine recipients to bring their ARC/APRC and NHI Card (non-mandatory) with them.

After receiving the vaccine shot, individuals should remain at the site and rest for 15 minutes. After leaving, he or she should spend 15 minutes to see if any side effect emerges. For those who have experienced symptoms during their first shot, they should remain near the vaccination site for at least 30 minutes for observations. If inoculated individuals experience continual head pain, abrupt changes in vision, seizures, or severe diarrhea for 24 hours or more, intense chest pain or breathing problem, swollen limbs with pain, bleeding spots on skin, bruise marks, or purple plaque, please seek immediate medical attention and inform the doctor about the recent vaccination.
Poster regarding vaccine reservation process for expats 75 or older
For a list of contracted vaccination hospitals clinics and reservation information, please visit the Chinese website of DOH.

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