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Taiwan to take delivery of Novavax vaccine delivery on Thursday

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwan will receive its first shipment of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning, and the deployment of the 504,000 doses will begin on July 8 at the earliest, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Wednesday. .

The vaccine will be given as primary and booster vaccines to people 18 and older, and it can be mixed and matched with other brands currently available for this age group, the CECC said.

The 504,000 doses, which will expire on September 30, are the first part of Taiwan’s order for 2.268 million Novavax vaccines from COVAX, the CECC said, adding that the rest will be delivered by the end of the year.

Taiwan has signed a contract to buy 4.76 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX, including the order from Novavax and 1.02 million doses from AstraZeneca which were delivered in 2021.

To date, 91.28% of Taiwan’s population has received at least one injection of the COVID-19 vaccine, 83.31% has received at least two doses and 70.1% has received a booster shot, according to the CECC data.

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