2nd Round of Name-based Distribution System Begins 第2輪實名快篩開賣 0-6歲童免費領5劑

The second round of the name-based distribution system for rapid test kits starting June 6. Members of the public can collect a set of five rapid test kits with their National Health Insurance cards. In addition, children aged 0 to 6 can receive five rapid test kits free of charge. The stock at a pharmacy also increased from 78 sets to 117 sets.


People lined up at the pharmacy at 7 a.m. to buy COVID-19 rapid test kits under the second round of name-based distribution system. However, far fewer people lined up in the morning to buy them than in the first round back in April. It was a sharp contrast. 

Ms. Huang: “The line reached the convenience store over there at 7 a.m. during the first round, but there is no line today. ”

Mr. Cheng: “My wife needs it for work. She needs to do the test once a week before going to work on Mondays.”

The second round of name-based distribution system for COVID-19 rapid test kits began on June 6. Citizens need to present their National Health Insurance (NHI) cards in order to make the purchase at a total of 4,682 pharmacies and 79 public health centers in rural areas across Taiwan. Each NHI card can only be used to make one set of purchases, which costs NT$500 for a set of five. Members of the public can collect a pack of five rapid tests free of charge for children age six and under with their NHI cards. The daily stock at each pharmacy has also increased from 78 to 117 sets this time around. 

Huang Yen-ju, Spokesperson, Federation of Taiwan Pharmacists Associations: “The second round begins today and the daily given stock has increased to 117 sets. There wasn't a long line this morning so it seems like it will be relatively easier for people to get their hands on them now.”

Pharmacists would like to remind the public again that the last digit of the ID number will determine which days rapid test kits can be purchased, collected for free. Individuals holding NHI cards whose ID numbers end with an odd number can collect rapid test kits on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. ID cards that end with an even number can collect the kits on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays while everyone can collect them on Sundays. In addition, elementary to high school students and the first three years of five-year junior college students can also collect four rapid test kits for free. Free test kits for students can be collected at schools and those who have just graduated would need to return to campus to collect them.  

 

 

 

新冠本土疫情仍在高原期,快篩使用需求增加,有民眾擔心疫情,上午7點就來社區藥局排隊,沒想到現場人數稀稀落落,跟第一輪快篩實名制排隊盛況相比,簡直是天差地別。

民眾黃女士說:「第一輪的時候 (上午)7點來,就很多人排到那個超商那邊了,今天都沒有人來排。」

民眾鄭先生表示:「因為我太太現在工作上需要,他們每個禮拜還是要篩一次,然後禮拜一才能去上班。」

第二輪快篩實名制從6月6日起開賣,民眾只要持健保卡或居留證,就可到全台4826家參與販售的藥局,及79個偏鄉衛生所購買,同樣每人僅限購買一次,每份5劑共500元。另外這次也新增0到6歲兒童,可以免費領取快篩劑5劑,藥局快篩劑配額則是從原本78份增加到117份。

藥師公會全聯會發言人黃彥儒說明:「今天第二輪開始,每個藥局配額是增加到117份,目前看來就是今天早上比較沒有排隊的人潮,相對民眾到藥局會相對可以直接買得到。」

藥師提醒,民眾不管是要購買第二輪快篩劑,或是免費領取幼兒快篩劑,都要依身分證尾數分流,單號1、3、5,雙號2、4、6,週日則全民皆可購買。此外,國小到高中以及五專前三年級學生,也可每人免費領取4劑快篩劑,原則上學生回學校上實體課程就可領取,若已畢業離校,也可回原校領取。

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