Tsai Says She Has Registered for Medigen Vaccine! 蔡英文完成疫苗預約登記 選擇接種高端

The president and vice president are splitting up support duties for domestic vaccines. On July 28, President Tsai Ing-wen said she had registered for a Medigen vaccine and was waiting to be notified when a vaccine is available for her. Vice President William Lai, meanwhile, said he is eager to get a UBI Pharma vaccine once it gets its emergency use authorization.


The vaccine registration platform reopened at 2 p.m. on July 27, with domestically developed Medigen vaccines included as a choice for the first time. According to the government, 436,000 people had registered their willingness to get a Medigen vaccine as of 8 a.m. on July 28. President Tsai Ing-wen wrote on Facebook that she was one of them and is now waiting for the government to notify her when a Medigen vaccine becomes available. She also emphasized that Medigen vaccine becomes available to the general public only after its safety and efficacy have been fully verified. Vice President William Lai, meanwhile, said once UBI Pharma's emergency use authorization is approved, he would be happy to get a shot.

Voice of Vivien Fan, Vice President and Spokesperson, UBI Pharma Inc.:"We are extremely grateful to Vice President [William] Lai and the nation for their support and encouragement. We are now awaiting the results of the EUA review."

Medigen thanked Tsai for her choice. The vaccine is still in the initial stages of production and won't become available until August at the earliest. The Kuomintang says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs notified the ROC's embassies to start surveying whether any ROC allies were willing to take donations of Medigen vaccines just one day after Medigen's EUA was granted. In response, the ministry said it is not trying to make sales for any specific manufacturers.

Joanne Ou, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs:"We would never send domestic vaccines as a form of diplomatic aid to our diplomatic allies without their consent and ensuring compliance with local laws. Even if we have a diplomatic vaccine aid plan in the future, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' foreign aid budget would be used to cover it. We would never use domestic funds for vaccine purchases."

The ministry said the PRC government of using vaccine diplomacy to destroy the ROC's relations with its allies and said it would not supply vaccines to allies unless domestic demand has been satiated. According to the ministry, this is the same principle that was used last year with donations of masks and medical resources, and a demonstration to the world of the "Taiwan Can Help" spirit.
 

 

 

疫苗預約登記平台27號下午兩點重新開放,並且新增國產高端疫苗選項,截至上午8點,已經有43.6萬人登記願意施打高端疫苗。總統蔡英文也在臉書po文,已經上網完成疫苗接種意願登記,並且選擇高端疫苗,等候預約通知,強調安全、有效、合法,符合科學標準的疫苗,才會提供給大家接種。另外,副總統賴清德也表示支持國產疫苗,等聯亞EUA審查通過,將傾向優先施打。

聯亞藥業副總兼發言人 范瀛云表示:「我們非常謝謝賴副總統,以及眾多國人的支持與鼓勵。我們現在也是靜候EUA的審查結果。」

而高端也對於總統選擇施打表示感謝,目前疫苗正在初期生產中,最快八月量產上市,何時開放施打依照指揮中心公布。不過,國民黨就質疑,外交部在高端通過EUA隔天就發文給我國邦交國,要外館調查駐在國受贈我國疫苗意願,是要把高端疫苗當大禮,外交部則澄清,絕無幫任何特定廠商兜售疫苗的意圖與行動。

外交部發言人 歐江安表示:「我們更不可能在沒有徵詢友邦的意願,以及符合當地法規的情況下,貿然推動國產疫苗援外。即使未來,我國有疫苗援外相關的規劃,我們也會以外交部的援外預算來支應,我們不可能用到國內的採購疫苗的經費。」

外交部說明中國政府不斷利用疫苗企圖破壞我國與友邦關係,在國內需求無虞前提下提供友邦疫苗,這立場也是我國繼去年捐贈國際社會醫療口罩等防疫物資以來,再度向國際社會彰顯「台灣能幫忙」精神。

 

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