3rd Vaccine Dose for Medical and Anti-epidemic Personnel 打第3劑疫苗 第1-3類醫護.防疫人員優先

The government is giving out the third COVID-19 vaccines to people in high-risk jobs as booster shots. Priority will be given to category one to three medical and anti-epidemic personnel. Nearly 50 front-line medical staff from Shin Kong Hospital have registered for the third dose of the Moderna vaccine.


An additional 3rd shot will increase body immunity. On Friday the 3rd, nearly 50 front-line medical staff from Shin Kong Hospital registered for the third dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Yeh Chien-hung, Doctor, Department of Neurology, Shin Kong Hospital: “I think this is the best guarantee for the medical staff. Before we save patients, we have to protect ourselves.”

Due to the aggressive spread of the new Omicron variant from South Africa and to ensure domestic epidemic prevention capabilities, the Central Epidemic Command Center announced that category one to three of medical and epidemic prevention personnel can be given a third dose, as long as the interval between the second dose is 5 months. As of December 7, about 60,000 people were eligible for the third dose.

Hung Tzu-jen, Deputy Superintendent, Shin Kong Hospital: “We have 1,100 colleagues that have already received two doses of the AZ vaccine. So we want to add this third dose of mRNA vaccine. International figures also show the protective effect is quite good.”

To boost vaccinations, the country will establish vaccination stations in hypermarkets and department stores. However, Taipei's deputy mayor believes that this is inefficient. People should go to hospitals for vaccinations so that manpower will not be wasted. This has caused a rift between the central and local governments.

Chen Shih-chung, Commander, Central Epidemic Command Center: “From the central government's standpoint, we hope everyone can be fully vaccinated. Increasing accessibility through multiple channels can help ensure our citizens can be vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Chen emphasized that local governments will not be forced to follow through with this. However, based on the experience of flu vaccines, setting up stations in hypermarkets provides sufficient accessibility, and will have a positive impact on the vaccination rate. 

 

 

 

新光醫院3日週五就有近50位第一線醫護人員登記接種第3劑疫苗,疫苗廠牌為莫德納。

新光醫院神經內科醫師葉建宏說:「我想這個是對醫護同仁最好的一個保障,我們要救病人之前,自己也要先自保。」

由於南非新型變種病毒Omicron來勢洶洶,為確保國內防疫量能,疫情指揮中心宣布,第一到三類醫護及防疫人員只要第2劑間隔滿5個月,就可再追加打第3劑,到12月7日約有6萬人符合資格。

新光醫院副院長洪子仁指出:「月底之前,我們有1100位同仁事實上已經在之前都是打2劑的AZ疫苗,所以我們想我們追加這第3劑的mRNA疫苗,從國際上的數字也可以看得到,它的保護力效果是相當不錯的。」

而為了催疫苗打氣,國內將推動在大賣場、百貨公司設疫苗接種站,不過台北市副市長卻認為,這樣如同亂槍打鳥,應到醫院接種才不會浪費人力,引發中央與地方不同調的質疑。

中央流行疫情指揮中心指揮官陳時中說明:「以中央的立場就是說,希望大家能夠把疫苗打好打滿,透過多元的管道、可近性的增加讓我們的國民能夠及早接種疫苗。」

陳時中強調不會強制地方政府一定要怎麼做,不過根據以往打流感疫苗經驗,在大賣場設站接種,可近性是夠的,對於施打率還是會有影響的。

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