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Taiwan A/H1N1 vaccination begins

2009-11-18 09:28 BJT

Special Report: World tackles A/H1N1 flu |

Taiwan's second round of vaccination against the A/H1N1 influenza began Tuesday. In order to boost public confidence in the locally-produced vaccine, local officials took the lead in receiving shots.

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou
Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou receives A/H1N1 flu vaccine

The leaders include the director of the island's Epidemics Command Center, Chu Li-lun, the chief of the health authority, Yaung Chih-liang, and Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou. This round of vaccination is targeting pregnant women, children older than one, and seriously ill patients.

Taiwan already vaccinated all its medical staff, children aged between 6 months and a year, and people displaced by Typhoon Morakot.

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