As there is a surge in community cases, more migrant workers have booked vaccination appointments to have better health protection. Taoyuan City Brigade stated that recently, nearly 1,000 foreigners and migrant workers have been vaccinated at the Taoyuan Railway Station. Others are also encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of community transmission.
Taoyuan City Brigade promotes “Carefree Covid-19 Vaccination Program”. (Photo / Provided by Taoyuan City Brigade)
Taoyuan City Brigade collaborated with the Health Bureau and set up vaccination sites at Landseed International Hospital (聯新醫院), Zhongmei Hospital (中美醫院), and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taoyuan Branch (榮民總醫院桃園分院) since last December. To increase the vaccination rate, the “Carefree Covid-19 Vaccination Program” has been launched to encourage foreign nationals, including undocumented migrant workers and overstayers to receive free vaccination.
The program adopts four principles, “won’t be reported”, “won’t be seized”, “won’t be charged for any fee”, “won’t be banned” and it will last until January 31, 2022.
As there is a surge in community cases, more migrant workers have booked vaccination appointments to have better health protection. (Photo / Provided by Taoyuan City Brigade)
Jing Shao An (荊少安), the commander of the Taoyuan City Brigade, stated that the COVID-19 variant Omicron is going strong globally and it has created clusters in Taiwan. Therefore, the public is encouraged to get vaccinated before the Chinese New Year and can contact Taoyuan City Brigade if individuals have any inquiries.