The CECC said it will assist the six special municipalities to set up large-scale vaccination stations. But the plan was criticized by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je.
COVID-19 continues to spread. School vaccinations will be at the end of June at the latest, which worries many parents. Taoyuan has set up instant vaccination stations for two days inside school campuses. Spots were fully booked at once. This is in addition to vaccinations inside schools, combined kindergarten vaccination with elementary schools, and vaccinations at medical institutions.
Parent："I feel like the school vaccination schedule is too late. We're hoping to vaccinate as soon as possible and have protection."
Parent："The school schedule is too late for school. Basically, it's June 6. (Is it a matter of waiting for BNT?) That's right. Of course, the sooner you get vaccinated, the better."
Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan said that the main plan is to vaccinate in schools. The peak period of school vaccinations is before the Dragon Boat Festival. It is estimated that 100,000 elementary school and 5-year-old children will be vaccinated with the BNT vaccine. On June 2, a large vaccination station will also be set up at the Army Academy and the Taoyuan Arena.
Cheng Wen-tsan, Taoyuan Mayor："Appointments are necessary at instant vaccination stations we have set up for these two days in schools. There are four schools and 4,800 people will be vaccinated. Large vaccination stations on June 2 will be more efficient. About 5,000 people can be vaccinated a day."
In the face of parents' concerns, the Central Epidemic Command Center stated that the number of vaccines for children is sufficient. It announced that six large-scale BNT vaccination stations for children aged 5 to 11 will be set up in the six special municipalities on Wednesday, June 1. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je did not hold back and criticized this policy.
Tai His-chin, Taipei City Councilor (KMT) vs. Ko Wen-je, Taipei Mayor：" This is a stupid order. What an idiot order. How do I say this? I'm done vaccinating in schools. What else is the CECC going to do?"
Victor Wang, Deputy Head, Medical Response Division, CECC.. “Because information is coming in quickly. We may not have time to communicate on many things because we are paying attention to timeliness. Or the information is not fully understood by everyone so there may be some misunderstanding.”
Wang pointed out that a children's vaccination station will be set up on the 1st floor inside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The original drive-thru station set up in front of the National Theater and Concert Hall doesn't require drivers or passengers to get out of the car. Wang believed there would be no contact between the people going to the two aforementioned locations.