First batch of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Taiwan

On March 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the first batch of 117,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses manufactured by AstraZeneca arrived at Taoyuan International Airport from Korea on the morning of March 3. The shipment of 117,000 doses is one of the vaccine batches AstraZeneca will deliver in the near future under its supply agreement with Taiwan.

The CECC pointed out that vaccines would be offered to the groups of individuals prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination in the priority order recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and medical personnel will be the first priority group to get immunized against COVID-19 according to the ACIP's priority list.