The Central Epidemic Command Center announced yesterday that starting from October 11, the third phase of Moderna's next-generation vaccine booster vaccination will be opened, including people over 18 years old.

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[Reporter Qiu Zhirou/Taipei Report] The Central Epidemic Command Center announced yesterday that starting from October 11, the third phase of Moderna's next-generation vaccine booster vaccination will be opened, and the target population will be expanded to include people aged 18 to 49. There should be an interval of at least twelve weeks from the previous dose.

The first and second phases of Moderna’s next-generation bivalent vaccine will be launched on September 24 and October 3, respectively. The targets include the elderly over 65 years old, medical personnel, staff related to home quarantine in airports and ports, and aviation aircraft. Team members or crew members, staff related to institutions and social welfare care systems, and adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have received nearly 280,000 vaccinations, and the number of vaccinations is not very high.

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Commander Wang Bisheng said that considering that the current stage is still at the peak of the Omicron subtype variant, and the data shows that the infection rate of young people is relatively high, it was decided to open the third stage to people over the age of 18 to receive the next-generation vaccine as an additional dose.

A total of four batches and nearly three million doses of next-generation vaccines have arrived, and there are currently more than 2.7 million doses.

Wang Bisheng pointed out that it is estimated that there are about 930,000 people aged 18 to 49 years old. After deducting 1.5 million people who have been diagnosed recently in this age group, about 7 million people will be able to recover after 11 days. Inoculate the next-generation vaccine, the next-generation vaccine is sufficient, and the eligible people are requested to actively vaccinate.