The Taichung City Government continues to protect the health of citizens. Mayor Lu Xiuyan chaired a city meeting today (21st) and stated that the city government will hold an influenza vaccine “Children’s Vaccination Week” from November 20 to November 25. Pre-school children can go to 30 health centers in Taichung to receive publicly funded influenza vaccines to protect children every minute.
Mayor Lu pointed out that the recent influenza epidemic requires special attention to the health of children. Yesterday, she was also concerned about the children of her friends who were hospitalized due to influenza. The city government is currently organizing the “Children’s Vaccination Week”. Go to 30 health centers in Taichung to receive the publicly funded influenza vaccine. You can also receive limited gifts, including pastel crayons, stainless steel insulated dinner bowls, canvas bags, and backpack/portable water bottles. Each day Limited to one per person, while supplies last.
Mayor Lu explained that from November 18th to February 4th, the Wenxin Forest Park vaccination station will be open for appointment-free, drop-in, on-demand services every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 8:00 am to 12:00 am. The city government also pays special attention to the health of the elderly. Elderly people over 65 years old who receive any dose of influenza, COVID-19 or Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine will receive 10 doses of COVID-19 rapid screening reagents, with a maximum of 30 doses per person; if they receive the COVID-19 vaccine, they will receive an additional NT$500. Gift certificates; encourage eligible vaccine recipients to actively take the vaccine to enhance protection.
The Health Bureau stated that this year’s three vaccines, including influenza, COVID-19 Moderna XBB.1.5 vaccine and Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine, are inactivated vaccines and can be inoculated at different sites at the same time as other vaccines, or at any time interval. The public can use the Taichung City Vaccine Reservation Platform to make an appointment for vaccination (https://reurl.cc/D3RddR), go to the Health Bureau website (https://www.health.taichung.gov.tw/26598/Nodelist) for inquiries, or call the relevant department health clinic.
The Health Bureau calls on citizens to pay attention to their own health conditions and implement personal hygiene protection measures such as washing hands frequently. If symptoms of discomfort occur, they should rest at home, do not go to work, and do not go to class. Reduce the risk of virus transmission. (11/21*3)*Health Bureau
Contact person: Taichung City Government
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