According to CECC, 30.97% of Taiwanese population has been vaccinated

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On 1922.gov.tw, 5.52% opted for the shot from AstraZeneca, 39.11% from Moderna and 1.3% from Medigen, the Central Epidemic Command Center said.

  • By Sherry Hsiao / Journalist

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 16 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections and no deaths, while saying 30.97% of the population has been vaccinated.

Of the local cases, 13 were men and three were women with an onset of symptoms reported between Sunday and Wednesday, he said.

New Taipei City recorded seven cases, while Taipei had five, Kaohsiung had two, and Taoyuan and Chiayi had one each, the center said.

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Fourteen of the local cases had known sources of infection, while two had unclear links to confirmed cases, he said.

One of the two new imported cases is a Taiwanese man in his 30s who returned from the United States on Tuesday, the center said.

The other is a Taiwanese man in his 60s who has lived in Cambodia for a long time, the center added.

The new cases bring the country’s total to 15,637, of which 14,158 are locally transmitted infections since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases of COVID-19 in a single day.

To date, 787 people have died from COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 775 since May 15.

“The overall COVID-19 situation in the country continues to move in a more controlled direction,” Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳 時 中), who heads the center, said during a daily press briefing in Taipei.

As of Wednesday, 7,588,692 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the country – 7,273,091 first doses and 315,601 second doses, according to CECC data.

Of the population, 30.97 percent were vaccinated, or 32.31 doses administered per 100 people, Chen said.

As of 5 p.m. yesterday, 9,890,412 people had registered their intention to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on the national online reservation system, the center said.

On 1922.gov.tw, 5.52% had chosen to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine – one of three options now available, along with the Moderna vaccine and the vaccine made by local drug maker Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp (高端 疫苗) .

39.11% had chosen to receive the Moderna vaccine, while 1.3% had chosen to receive the Medigen vaccine, the center said.

Meanwhile, 48.09% of those registered said they were ready to receive the AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine, while 0.23% said they would receive AstraZeneca or Medigen, and 0.97% said they would receive AstraZeneca or Medigen. ‘they would receive Moderna or Medigen, he added.

The center said 4.78 percent of those enrolled chose to receive the available vaccine.

On Tuesday, the Medigen COVID-19 vaccine was added to the site as an option for people aged 20 or older.

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