Taiwan achieved significant results of A(H1N1) influenza vaccines to all citizens

Pressmeddelande   •   Dec 18, 2009 15:13 CET

Since December 12, 2009, free vaccines for A(H1N1) influenza have been offered to all citizens and permanent residents by the Department of Health. According to the Centers for Disease Control under the DOH, as many as 563,712 people received the vaccine on that day, setting a single-day record for administering inoculations in Taiwan.  

The CDC also noted on December 15, 2009, that to date over 4,126,007 shots of vaccines for A (H1N1) influenza have been given, accounting for 17.9 percent of the total population. In response to the increase in A(H1N1) influenza cases, a free vaccination has been provided to citizens since November 1, 2009. Positive results have begun to appear. The number of infections is trending downward and the amount of school classes suspended due to outbreaks of the disease has decreased from almost 2,000 classes in the end of November to 289 classes in mid-December.