CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan receives 14th Pfizer-BioNTech shipment

Taiwan took delivery of another shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, numbering 1.92 million doses, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

It was the 14th shipment of the Pfizer-BNT vaccine that Taiwan has received.

The expiration date on this batch of doses is March 25, 2022, CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (???) said at a daily press briefing.

The shipment arrived on China Airlines Flight CI-5556 at Taoyuan International Airport at 4:44 p.m.

According to Chuang, the 1.92 million doses were transported to a cold storage warehouse, where they will be inspected before being released to local governments and administered to the public.

The new delivery is part of the 15 million Pfizer-BNT doses ordered by Hon Hai Precision Co.'s YongLin Charity, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., and the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Buddhist humanitarian organization. The buyers have said they would donate the doses to the government for distribution.

Currently, about more than 12.39 million doses of the Pfizer-BNT vaccine have been delivered, according to CECC data.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel