CECC plans to distribute coronavirus vaccine to 60% of Taiwanese

Ref: Taiwan News
  • Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said it aims to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to at least 60% of the Taiwanese population by the end of 2021, reported the Taiwan News.

  • Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung revealed that Taiwan has signed up to join the COVAX global vaccine allocation plan and will pay a deposit to the organization next month.

  • Co-led by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO), COVAX is intended to guarantee equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for every country.

  • Meanwhile, CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang explained that Taiwan manufacturers are still developing local vaccines, and the COVAX agreement is insurance the country will have access to a supply of vaccines internationally.

  • However, he said he could not disclose how much the deposit was.