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Starting November 25, local governments may give second dose of BNT or Moderna to individuals who have received their first dose of AZ for at least eight weeks at designated healthcare facilities/local public health centers

The CECC announced that from November 25, local governments can designate and arrange vaccinations in contract-based medical institutions and health centers. (Photo / Retrieved from the Pixabay)
The CECC announced that from November 25, local governments can designate and arrange vaccinations in contract-based medical institutions and health centers. (Photo / Retrieved from the Pixabay)

On November 23, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting the first day of this round of vaccinations (November 25) for appointments made on the COVID-19 Vaccination Registration and Reservation system, local governments may provide the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) or Moderna to individuals who have received their first dose of AstraZeneca (AZ) for at least eight weeks at healthcare facilities or local district public health centers each local government designates to provide the jabs.

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People who have been administrated the first dose of AZ vaccine for at least 8 weeks can get the second dose of BNT or Modena vaccines. (Photo / Provided by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control)

People who have been administrated the first dose of AZ vaccine for at least 8 weeks can get the second dose of BNT or Modena vaccines. (Photo / Provided by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control)

This decision was made to ensure effective use of COVID-19 vaccines and speed up the rollout of the vaccines. Eligible individuals wishing to adopt the mix-and-match approach to vaccination, regardless of whether or not they have registered for mixing vaccines on the reservation system, can get their second shot at designated healthcare facilities/local public health centers contracted for vaccinations. Actual time of vaccination and vaccine brands offered may vary by local government, and members of the public are urged to refer to the announcement of their local government.

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