On January 7, he Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) pointed out that the risk of community infection has increased due to the new confirmed domestic cases of the variant Omicron. The CECC reported that according to the resolutions of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the Ministry of Health and Welfare, individuals aged 18 or older who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for 12 weeks (84 days) to get a booster dose for better protection.
Recommendations on brands of booster shots are listed below.
A. Individuals who have completed the primary series of an mRNA vaccine (e.g. Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech) or a protein subunit vaccine (e.g. Medigen) : can choose Moderna (half-dose shot), BNT, Medigen, or AstraZeneca (AZ) as their booster.
B. Individuals who have completed the primary series of the AZ vaccine: can choose an mRNA vaccine or a protein subunit vaccine as their booster.
Eligible individuals can look up vaccine brands and vaccination times given by a nearby contracted hospital or clinic through the website at https://antiflu.cdc.gov.tw/Covid19 (in Chinese only) or the announcement of their local health department.