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Nurses in Zhubei maximize vaccine supplies by cutting waste (2021/06/10)
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    Nurses in Zhubei maximize vaccine supplies by cutting waste (2021/06/10)

    Nurses in Hsinchu County have found a way to maximize COVID vaccine supply. One public health center in Zhubei竹北 managed to squeeze an extra 165 doses out of a batch of 1,790. Experts, there, say the vaccine dosage for each person is 0.5 milliliters and that by cutting waste, they can get more people vaccinated more quickly.

    Vaccinating the nation is top priority. But doses are hard to obtain. Zhubei Public Health Center found a way to stretch out a batch of 1,790 doses and immunize more than 100 extra citizens. How did they do it?

    Tsai Hui-fang
    Zhubei Public Health Center head nurse
    If we use a 3-milliliter syringe, its large graduation makes it hard to measure the dose precisely. Also, when you withdraw the dose, there are frequently air bubbles. With a 1-milliliter syringe, the graduation is more precise, and when you withdraw the vaccine, there's less likely to be air bubbles. That prevents a lot of vaccine being wasted.

    Zhubei Public Health Center posted on Facebook that it had immunized 1,955 people with an AstraZeneca batch that was supposed to only do 1,790 jabs.

    Yang Wen-ko
    Hsinchu County commissioner
    One vial can provide 10 to 12 doses. Our colleagues at the Public Health Center used a more finely graduated syringe to administer a small dose, and to save resources.

    Some question if there's a risk of administering too small a dose, rendering the jab useless. The health center responded, each person only needs an injection of 0.5 milliliters. To get 10 to 12 jabs from a 6-milliliter vial should be totally viable.

    Tsai Hui-fang
    Zhubei Public Health Center head nurse
    We want to make the maximum possible use of it, because actually it can do 11 people, so we don't want to waste it. After all, it is hard to get hold of.

    Yang Wen-ko
    Hsinchu County commissioner
    We will spread this approach among all the towns in the county, so they can administer as many vaccinations as possible and have the greatest possible impact.

    Nurses all across the country are working flat out to make the immunization process effective. The sooner the vaccination is rolled out, the sooner the public has immunity from the threat of COVID.
    中文 Chinese  
    一滴都不浪費! 竹縣1790人疫苗劑量多打165人

    台灣疫情嚴峻,在疫苗有限的情況下,每劑都相當珍貴。新竹竹北衛生所的護理師,將3cc針具改換成1cc,抽藥時專注細心,不浪費任何一滴藥劑,讓原本只能打1790人的劑量,足足多打了165位醫護人員,用最精準專業的施打技術,讓每瓶疫苗發輝最大效益。

    疫情肆虐,疫苗施打不容耽誤,但疫苗取得不易,相當珍貴,竹北衛生所發揮到極致,讓原本只能打1790個人的疫苗,可以多打一百多人,大家都很想知道,怎麼做到的。

    [[竹北市衛生所護理長 蔡慧芳]]
    “如果使用3cc空針的話,因為它的刻度比較大,就很難精細的掌控劑量,加上抽取的時候,都會容易有空氣,1cc的空針,相對刻度就細,在抽取的時候,不太容易在針筒裡頭有空氣,就避免了很多藥液浪費”

    竹北衛生所臉書貼出公告,一共領用1790劑AZ疫苗,接種1955人,引發網友熱議。

    [[新竹縣長 楊文科]]
    “我們一瓶可以打到10至12人之間,我們衛生所的同仁,他就是用一個小劑量,刻度比較精準地來打,這樣的話就可以節省一些”

    不過也有人質疑「施打不足無效怎麼辦?」,對此衛生局解釋,一瓶AZ疫苗有6cc,每人需接種0.5cc,一瓶約10至12人份,這樣做完全沒問題。

    [[竹北市衛生所護理長 蔡慧芳]]
    “讓它能夠用到極致,因為它明明就可以施打到11人一劑,就不要去浪費它,因為取得太不容易了”

    [[新竹縣長 楊文科]]
    “未來我們一定會把這樣的精神,發揮到每一個鄉鎮在打的時候,可以打更多的人,發揮更好的效果”

    醫護人員想盡辦法,讓疫苗效益發揮極致,只希望讓市民盡速完成施打,早日結束這場抗疫戰爭。
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