Interval Btw 2nd and 3rd Shot Should Be Shortened to 3 Months: Ko 柯文哲籲高風險人員 第3劑短為3個月

Taipei recently saw its fourth cluster infection originating at a quarantine hotel. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je also said the time between the second and third vaccine doses for airport, hotel, and hospital personnel should be shortened to three months.


A fourth cluster infection at a Taipei quarantine hotel was confirmed on Jan. 6. An investigation is underway to determine if a small aperture between a ceiling and a partition wall allowed the Omicron variant to be transmitted. Taipei's quarantine hotels are currently at the maximum 85 percent occupancy rate. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je has asked seven hotels to become quarantine hotels.

Ko Wen-je, Taipei City Mayor: “For quarantine hotels, you still need to find a balance between capacity and quality. You can't just keep adding more. I think we will still conduct inspections and those that don't meet standards will be asked to withdraw. We will find new ones to come in.”

Ko said there is already community infection, but there is no need to panic because people have been vaccinated. He also said boosters for the airport, hotel, and hospital personnel should start immediately.

Ko Wen-je, Taipei City Mayor: “A lot of the time, those who don't need to get them are the ones getting them, and those who actually need them are squeezed out. If the time period is really going to be shortened to three months, then a list of airport, hospital, and hotel personnel that received their second doses at least three months ago should be compiled within a week's time and all of them should be inoculated.”

Ko said the time between second and third doses should be shortened to three months, and called for immediate action. New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih said if the epidemic spreads from Taoyuan to neighboring New Taipei City, activities will be suspended if necessary and precautions will be taken. He called on the central government to reexamine entry requirements and start administering boosters.

Hou Yu-ih, New Taipei City Mayor: “They should go as far as to reexamine related entry requirements, and see whether adjustments are needed.”

Su Tseng-chang, Premier: “During the expanded morning meeting, we took stock of all kinds of methods. The commander will report to you all in detail this afternoon.”

Premier Su Tseng-chang said further discussion is needed on whether entry requirements will be adjusted. He also urged people to get vaccinated to raise the coverage, and stay vigilant over the Lunar New Year period to keep Taiwan safe.
 

 

 

 

 

台北市防疫旅館旅館接連爆發確診,昨日出現第四間,這間防疫旅館天花板和隔間牆有小隙縫,是否造成Omicron散出,有待探查。目前台北市防疫旅館達到85%住房率,已經是極限,柯文哲已有找新的7家業者加入因應。

柯文哲表示:「防疫旅館是這樣,在量跟品質當中還是要取一個平衡,你也不是一直擴張你知道。所以我倒覺得是這樣,我們還是會檢查,不合格還是要退出,但是我們會再找新的防疫旅館進來。」

現在桃園機場群聚升溫,衝擊北北桃首都生活圈,柯文哲表示這波疫情已是社區感染,但他認為不用太過恐慌,大家基本上都有打疫苗。不過他主張機場旅館醫院這3類人員,應該要立即造冊施打第三劑疫苗。

柯文哲表示:「常常是不需要打的都跑來打,反而把需要打的都擠壓掉了,如果真的要縮3個月的話,應該是機場醫院旅館這3組人,造冊在一個禮拜內滿3個月,全部給他打一輪。」

柯文哲贊同縮短第三劑間隔時間為3個月,認為該採取立即行動;至於新北市因為在桃園隔壁,首當其衝,侯友宜表示,如果疫情進來,該停辦活動就要停辦,要全面戒備,他也再度呼籲中央,重新檢討入境規定,第3劑也要趕快施打。

侯友宜表示:「甚至於要去檢討我們的,入境的相關規定,要不要重新調整。」

行政院長蘇貞昌表示,「早上擴大會議中,有盤點各種作業方式,今天下午指揮官會很具體地向大家報告。」是否調整入境規定,蘇貞昌表示將再討論,但呼籲民眾趕快打疫苗,讓整個疫苗覆蓋率再提高。尤其就要過年,還需要保持各種警覺,才能讓台灣平安。
 

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