Coronavirus Vaccine in Taiwan - July/August 2021

Well it’s the situation that has changed from what was quite terrible just weeks ago.

And also many Americans and Taiwanese Americans scarpered off to America and the digital nomads types ran off as well ,not a bad choice really.

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Who is locking in profits? You mean the Taiwan government is helping Moderna to lock in profits? Not sure what conspiracy is being referred to here. And booster shots won’t need to be promoted. When vaccinated folks start getting the virus or variants, this will be the sign that booster shots are necessary. I will then consider them essential and will voluntarily sign up. Unless, of course, you mean the vaccines were made that way to ensure that eventually the virus spreads among the vaccinated. That’s possible, of course.


Contained and at the same time lots of luck with the vaccines. I’m definitely breathing a sigh of relief.

I wonder what numbers we’re actually speaking of. I know of only one person (a dual citizen) who headed to the US for the J&J vaccine. Back in Taiwan now.

We are not in the clear.

Im still peeved with the lack of ownership from the government though.


Thinks are looking much better for the higher-risk groups, anyway.


If it’s any consolation, I had similarly rough symptoms and I felt fine about 48 hours after being vaccinated. Sure you’ll be back to 100% soon enough!


Guess I lucked out, just some lower back pain and fatigued for a day. Non of the ugly symptoms.

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The pharmaceutical companies.




Inject them into people’s arms. And donate them to other countries if there are too many left over after everyone has been fully vaxed.


As of the vaccination report released today with yesterday’s figures on it, 24.9% of Taiwan’s population are (partially or fully) vaxed. That means that by now, fully 1 out of 4 are vaxed. There’s been about 1 million vaccinations being administered every 4 to 5 days.

1% of the adult population are fully vaccinated. I expect to see this figure rise rapidly soon, since we’re about 70 days past the first vaccination rush.


I’m a member!


Just over 6m have had one shot, of which just over 200k have had 2 shots.
There would be about 2.7m on hand right now, so that will be all gone in about 2 weeks unless there are more arrivals.


Then, after the Slovakian (unofficial) Carpathian Lynx, I’d love to see also the official Czech state animal on the “Thank You” stickers: a crowned, Double-Tailed lion.

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That sounds like a lion story, twice told. :slightly_smiling_face:


  • What is the chance and waiting time for a foreigner to get vaccinated in Taiwan (first shot) if signing up today?
  • Is it possible to sign up for a vaccine if you only have ARC and not NHI?

:joy: and I was like…should I copy and paste? Naaaah, it’s simple words, I can type it.

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It happens to the best of us. :slightly_smiling_face:


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Further back in this thread, maybe over a week ago, the issue of a foreigner without NHI was posed and I think that the CECC has said that they are “working on it”. So if you are eligible, I would suggest that you head into the NHI on Monday and apply, you will probably have a Card in your hand within about a week.

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As per tv news, minister Chen mentioned that the goal of 25% had been achieved earlier, standing at 26 to 27% currently.


With yesterday’s report just released, we have:

Total population
26.02% vaccinated
0.98% fully vaccinated

Adult population (18 or older)
About 30.5% vaccinated
About 1.14% fully vaccinated