Health minister appreciated Hon Hai, TSMC, and Tzu Chi for their efforts in vaccine acquisition.
Presenter: 932,000 doses of BNT vaccines touched down at the Taoyuan International Airport on September 2, one month ahead of schedule. CECC chief Chen Shih-chung thanked Hon Hai's YongLin Foundation, Tzu Chi Foundation and TSMC for their joint efforts.
The first shipment of 932,000 BNT vaccines arrived in Taiwan at 7 a.m. on Sept. 2. Central Epidemic Command Center chief Chen Shih-chung later thanked Hon Hai, TSMC, and Tzu Chi on behalf of the government.
Chen Shih-chung, Chief, Central Epidemic Command Center:” Every obstacle was overcome and the contracts were signed. [Terry] Gou also went to Europe and made sure everything was in order. He cooperated fully with (the government).”
TSMC Charity Foundation Chair Chang Shu-fen and Tzu Chi Foundation CEO Yen Po-wen were at the airport when the cargo flight landed. Chang said it's a beautiful thing when everyone works together for the greater good and called on the industry to help fight the pandemic.
Chang Shu-fen, Chair, TSMC Charity Foundation:” The success of this partnership shows that unity is power. Ultimately, my hope is that everyone in Taiwan can make it through the epidemic safe and sound.”
Yen Po-wen, CEO, Tzu Chi Foundation:” I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work. I am also grateful to BNT and Fosun Pharma for their generosity in providing us with vaccines ahead of schedule.”
Hon Hai's Yonglin Foundation said the name "Comirnaty" was removed from outer packaging after arriving in Taiwan, and future shipments from Germany would be compliant with local regulations.