The COVID-19 vaccination service being offered at Taipei Main Station has been further extended to Dec. 21, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday.
The service began on Dec. 5 and was originally scheduled to end on Dec. 9, before being extended until Dec. 12, and now Dec. 21, as it has been well-received by the public, the CECC said.
There are three walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites that operate daily from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the station's main hall and its west and east corridors offering free Moderna vaccine shots, the CECC said.
The extended service will continue to be available to both Taiwanese citizens and foreign nationals, with those vaccinated receiving a small gift, it said.
CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (???) told reporters on Sunday evening that 18,600 doses have been administered at Taipei Main Station since the vaccination service began, including 3,336 shots on Saturday.
As of Saturday, 63.8 percent of Taiwan's population of 23.39 million has received two shots of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 78.8 percent have received at least one dose. In addition, 28,850 people have had a third booster shot, CECC data shows.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel