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DOH: Taipei City’s COVID Update for December 7

A room at one of Taipei’s quarantine hotelsThe Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of two new COVID-19 cases for Taipei City for December 7.
 
The new cases include a female in her 20s and another in her 30s. One of the individuals (Case 16775) arrived from the US and the other (Case 16779) entered Taiwan from Indonesia. Both individuals were tested positive during their quarantine and have been relocated to medical facilities.
 
As for the latest on government-funded flu vaccination drive, DOH reported that a total of 597,889 individuals have been inoculated under the program. Among these, 86,517 people received their shots at community flu vaccine stations, which have made a total of 594 stops across the city.
 
The city government encourages elders to take advantage of the community vaccination stops. The time and location of these stops are available at local borough offices, district health service centers, and DOH’s Chinese website. The agency reminds the public that vaccines require 2 weeks to take effect. Individuals can book a flu vaccine at any of the 337 contracted hospitals and clinics in Taipei City.
 
DOH reminds the public that there is a possibility for vaccine recipients to develop fever-like symptoms after the shot (≧38℃). Such fever often subsides within 48 hours. In the case where the fever lasts beyond 48 hours, or where the individual shows signs such as shortness of breath, headaches, fast heartbeat, or rashes, please seek medical attention immediately.