Pregnant women’s vaccination assessment coming: President Tsai

TAIPEI (The China Post) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Sunday that experts will soon make a decision regarding priority vaccinations for pregnant women.

In her Facebook post, Tsai said that after vaccinations began, she realized the concern people have about pregnant women being included in the list for priority vaccinations.

She revealed that the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央疫情指揮中心) is currently working toward expanding the priority vaccination list and setting more guidelines.

Tsai also expressed her gratitude for the U.S. donation of 2.5 million doses of vaccines.

“A friend in need is a friend indeed,” she said, while also thanking CECC leader Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT, 美國在台協會) Director Brent Christensen (酈英傑) for ensuring the smooth arrival of the shipment.

She promised that even though Taiwan has obtained 4.85 million doses of vaccines, the government will continue to work and keep access to vaccines a top priority.