Taipei City offers 3 days for pupils suffering adverse side effects but does not make online teaching mandatory.
Presenter: The CECC announced today two new cases related to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 at a kindergarten in New Taipei City, leading the number to 32. Meanwhile, students between the ages of 12 and 17 will start getting BNT vaccines next week. In New Taipei City, students will attend classes remotely for two days after getting vaccinated. Taipei City, meanwhile, is granting three days off for students.
Junior high school students between the ages of 12 and 17 will start getting BNT vaccines next week. In New Taipei City, students will attend classes remotely for two days after getting vaccinated with additional time off if they experience side effects.
Parent:”I don't work. Of course, I hope my child can get enough time off school after getting the vaccine. If I worked, I wouldn't be able to get time off and I wouldn't know how my child is.”
Around 170,000 New Taipei City students at 127 junior high schools, high schools, and vocational schools will get vaccinated between Sept. 22 and 30.
Hou Yu-ih, New Taipei City Mayor:”We want students to be able to rest at home, so there will be classes online. This is a win-win situation. Our students' health is the most important thing.”
Taipei City, meanwhile, is giving students three days of vaccine holiday. If any students have to stay home or any classes have to be suspended, online classes will be available.
Tsai Ping-kun, Taipei City Deputy Mayor:”Three schools are going with [remote learning] after vaccinations. One school is going with one day of remote learning. Two schools are going with two days of remote learning. This is the format we will be going with after the first dose. Students that need to take time off should take time off.”
Tsai Ping-kun says the city wants to give schools flexibility and the room to make their own decisions.