Ex-Yunlin Magistrate Gets Vaccine Despite Ineligibility? 傳張榮味"搶先打疫苗"遭質疑 縣府:符規定 | 公視新聞網 PNN

Ex-Yunlin Magistrate Gets Vaccine Despite Ineligibility? 傳張榮味"搶先打疫苗"遭質疑 縣府:符規定

It was recently reported that former Yunlin County Magistrate Chang Jong-wei had received a COVID-19 vaccine, leading to questions about his eligibility. In response, the Yunlin County Public Health Bureau said that current Magistrate Chang Li-shan heads the county's epidemic response. As Chang Jong-wei and Chang Li-shan live together, the former was eligible to receive a vaccine.


The epidemic situation continues to worsen in Taiwan, and there are not enough vaccines to go around. How to distribute the scant number of available vaccines is a test for central and local governments. It was recently reported that former Yunlin County Magistrate Chang Jong-wei had received a vaccine, leading to questions about his eligibility as he is under the age of 65 and is not a medical personnel or someone with a high risk of COVID-19 exposure.

There's probably no way to justify this. I have many friends who are medical personnel, and some of them haven't been vaccinated yet. I have relatives and friends who are police officers and firefighters, and they haven't been vaccinated yet either.
 
The county magistrate is the commander of the county's epidemic response, so she is considered to be an epidemic prevention worker. Former Magistrate Chang Jong-wei lives with her in the same household. That means that he qualifies as someone who lives in the same household as a person in the first, second, and third categories.
 
The county's Public Health Bureau explained that Chang Jong-wei lives in the same house as current Magistrate Chang Li-shan. The latter is the commander of the county's epidemic response, and those who live with her are therefore considered to be frontline workers at a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure. However, the Central Epidemic Command Center said that at present, apart from Taipei and New Taipei City, only those in categories one through three can get vaccinated.
 
We want to specially remind local governments that the distribution of vaccines, including the first several batches, should be conducted based on the first, second, and third categories. Even if they open it up to additional categories in the future, there is a sequence, so counties and cities must implement this according to the first, second, and third categories.
 
The CECC also said there are no penalties for ineligible people who get vaccinated, and local governments must abide by the central government's priority list and categories when distributing and injecting vaccines.
 
 
 
面對本土疫情嚴峻,現在疫苗供應不足,要怎麼分配考驗中央與地方合作。但近日前雲林縣長張榮味,被爆已經「搶先打疫苗」,因為他未滿65歲,身分也不是醫事人員或是高風險接觸人員,搶先施打引發質疑。
 
民眾表示:「比較說不過去吧!其實我有很多朋友做醫護,確實有些人沒打到,那親戚朋友是警、消,他們也有些人,沒有打到疫苗部分。」
 
雲林縣衛生局長 曾春美表示:「縣長是我們地方指揮官,就是地方政府防疫人員。那張(榮味)前縣長,是她的同住家人,所以以目前來講,他是符合第一、二、三類,還有同住家人施打對象。」
 
雲林縣衛生局表示,張榮味是雲林縣長張麗善同住家人,因張麗善是地方疫情指揮官,與她的同住者也屬於高風險接觸第一線工作人員,但對此,中央疫情指揮中心表示,目前雙北以外縣市,僅有第一類至第三類接種對象可施打。
 
中央流行疫情指揮中心副指揮官 陳宗彥表示:「那我們特別提醒地方政府,在做疫苗分配,因為包含前面幾批,按照第一類、第二類、第三類也好,或是接下來陸續要開放類別,其實都有名冊,所有縣市,一定務必依照這一、二、三類別來執行。」
 
指揮中心見解不同,但也表示,針對違規接種非優先造冊的接種對象,沒有相關罰則,提醒地方政府,在疫苗分配和接種時,務必遵守名冊順序及類別。
 

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