On June 2, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the second round of the name-based distribution system for at-home rapid test kits will start on June 6, 2022, and individuals who need test kits can purchase them in this round, in which the amount of test kits distributed to each place of sale will be increased from 78 to 117 packs. Key points about this round are listed below.
A. How you can purchase: rapid test kits are sold through pharmacies, through the same sale channel under the Name-based Mask Distribution System 1.0.
B. Where you can purchase: 4,826 NHI-contracted pharmacies and 79 district public health centers in rural areas across the country.
C. Who can purchase: regardless of age, each person who has a National Health Insurance card/Resident Certificate can buy test kits.
D. Amount you can purchase: in each round, each NHI card can only be used to buy a pack of five test kits once (purchasing on behalf of other people is allowed).
E. How much: each pack is priced at NT$500.
F. Days on which you can purchase: in line with the restrictions on mask purchases imposed in the initial stage of the Name-based Mask Distribution System 1.0, the last digit of the ID number of an individual will determine which days the individual can buy rapid test kits. Individuals whose ID numbers end with an odd number can buy test kits on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and those whose ID numbers end with an even number can buy them on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while everyone can buy them on Sundays.
G. Information on where to buy test kits: available on the National Health Insurance Administration, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration, and the Federation of Taiwan Pharmacists Association websites.