2020/10/31  
Flu vaccines running low as public scrambles to get vaccinated amid pandemic (2020/10/18)
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    Flu vaccines running low as public scrambles to get vaccinated amid pandemic (2020/10/18)

    A simultaneous outbreak of the coronavirus and the flu is a frightening scenario, and to avoid it people of all ages have been flocking to get their flu shots this year. Currently, there are six million doses of free vaccines for those who are qualified, and 1.2 million doses that people can pay for at their own expense. However, as the vaccines have been dispensed faster than anticipated, the Health Ministry announced on Friday that adults between 50 and 64 years old were no longer qualified to get vaccinated for free.

    According to a doctor at a local clinic, the stocks will remain sufficient up until the end of the month. Come November, however, there's no guarantee that flu vaccines won't run out. Experts have also pointed out that getting inoculated with streptococcus pneumoniae can help prevent severe pneumonia. Many members of the public have been going for this inoculation instead.
    中文 Chinese  
    民眾搶打「自費疫苗」專家:肺炎鏈球菌疫苗效果更好

    就怕武漢肺炎和流感會在秋冬同時爆發,導致各年齡層民眾流感疫苗的接種率特別高。今年公費有603萬劑、自費有115萬劑,在衛福部16號宣布暫緩50到64歲成人施打公費疫苗之後,許多人乾脆掏錢打自費疫苗。

    診所醫師車參薇表示,10月底前存還夠,但11月就不一定了,提醒民眾預約施打疫苗。然而,有國內專家提醒,若要防肺炎重症,改打「肺炎鏈球菌」疫苗效果更好,導致民眾接種熱烈。
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