Zhuang Renxiang, spokesman of the command center, said that the BA.5 bivalent vaccine will be provided on campus in December at the earliest to inoculate children and adolescents aged 6-11 and 12-17.

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[Reporter Yang Yuanting/Taipei Report] The BA.5 next-generation bivalent Wuhan pneumonia vaccine was launched on November 18, and as of the 25th, 157,536 people have been vaccinated, said Zhuang Renxiang, spokesman of the Central Epidemic Command Center , the BA.5 bivalent vaccine and the BA.1 bivalent vaccine received close to 150,000 people in the first week of vaccination. He also said that the BA.5 bivalent vaccine will be provided on campus for six months at the earliest in December. Children and adolescents aged 11 to 11 and 12 to 17 years old are vaccinated.

The BA.1 bivalent next-generation vaccine was launched on September 24, and about 1.78 million people have been vaccinated so far.

Zhuang Renxiang said that after the BA.1 bivalent vaccine was launched, about 154,946 people were vaccinated within eight days, and after the BA.5 bivalent vaccine was started, 157,536 people were vaccinated within eight days. The cheer for a vaccine is approaching.

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Zhuang Renxiang said that in the future, elementary school children aged six to eleven and middle school students aged twelve to seventeen will be provided with the BA.5 bivalent vaccine on campus. Health bureaus in various regions will first conduct vaccination willingness surveys to estimate the overall vaccination The vaccination time will be arranged later.

Zhuang Renxiang also pointed out that considering that some schools are still receiving influenza vaccines, and the arrival date of the follow-up BA.5 bivalent vaccine has not yet been determined, school vaccinations will not be arranged until December at the earliest.

In addition, the command center previously pointed out that the mask measures are expected to be loosened in early December. Zhuang Renxiang said that he has recently consulted with experts on mask loosening measures. Experts have reached a consensus on the loosening of mask measures while maintaining social distance outdoors, but large-scale events at the end of the year There are many, so it still needs to be discussed again, and a meeting is expected to be held on Monday to discuss.