High Demand for Boosters at Vaccination Sites 嘉義接種站供萬人施打 高雄5千人預約

Chiayi County and Kaohsiung have both seen high demand for boosters at large-scale vaccination sites with 10,000 and 4,000 recipients respectively for one day.


Even though Jan. 10 was a working day, a steady stream of people seeking their booster shots flowed through a large-scale vaccination site at Dadong Arts Center in Kaohsiung.

Resident: “It's almost been three months, the epidemic situation is becoming worse and worse, and I'm afraid.”
Resident: “It seems like the Omicron situation is heating up, so of course you worry. I brought my mom here at the first opportunity.”

Kaohsiung started offering 4,000 appointments per day starting on Jan. 9. The city vaccinated 4,214 people on Jan. 9 between appointments and walk-ins. The number of daily appointments, primarily for Moderna, was therefore increased to 5,000 on Jan. 10. There was also a line for people without appointments. Medical institutions are offering different vaccine brands.

He Hui-pin, Director, Disease Control Office, Kaohsiung City Dept. of Health: “There has been a huge demand for appointments at Dadong Arts Center. We increased the number of available slots from 4,000 yesterday to 5,000 today. Yesterday, about 4,900 people made appointments.”

Chiayi County opened up three large-scale vaccination sites on Jan. 9. They administered vaccines to 10,000 people, including 9,834 booster shots. On Jan. 10, local health centers and medical institutions began administering vaccines. Tainan opened up walk-in sites for first, second, or third doses. The average wait was one hour.

Hsu Hsiu-hui, Chief Nurse, Tainan City East District Health Station: “We're handing out NT$200 vouchers to those getting their first or second shots. We haven't set any limits on the number of vaccines. We're inoculating anyone who comes here.”

The number of cases in the Taoyuan International Airport cluster infection continues to grow, and people will start traveling within Taiwan ahead of the Lunar New Year. People have become more willing to get vaccinated, so health departments are setting up vaccination sites.

 

 

 

 

即使是週一上班日,設置在高雄大東藝文中心的大型接種站,民眾來來往往沒間斷過,大家都是為了第三劑疫苗而來。

有民眾說:「快3個月了,現在疫情越來越嚴重,所以會怕怕。」

也有民眾提到,「Omicron感覺好像越來越發燒,所以還是會擔心,今天就趕快帶媽媽過來。」

高雄從9日開始,每天提供4000人預約,第1天除了預約加上現場登記民眾,共接種4214人,相當踴躍。因此從10日起,預約系統增加至5000人,以莫德納疫苗為主,同時也加開打線給未預約民眾。另外,各級醫療院所也提供不同疫苗供民眾選擇。

高雄市衛生局疾管處長何惠彬指出:「大東藝術文化中心預約的狀況相當踴躍,我們也開放預約額度,由昨天的4000人增加到5000人,在統計昨天的預約狀況,大概是將近4千9百人左右。」

嘉義縣9日開設的3處大型接種站,全日共接種1萬多人,其中第三劑9834人,10日起各鄉鎮衛生所和醫療院所也提供服務,而台南市加開的隨到隨打接種站,無論第一、二、三劑都能施打,平均排隊時間也超過1小時。

台南市東區衛生所護理長許琇惠表示:「針對第一、二劑的民眾有發放200元的禮券,再來就是我們並不會去限制多少劑,隨到隨打。」

桃機群聚疫情升溫,又加上春節前夕,擔心南北人口移動,民眾接種疫苗意願增加,也為了因應搶打潮,各地衛生局也都加開接種站,民眾可分散預約時間,前往施打。

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