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​DOH: Taipei City’s COVID Update for November 9

​DOH: Taipei City’s COVID Update for November 9The Department of Health (DOH) reported an imported COVID-19 case for Taipei on November 9. The patient is a man in his 50’s who arrived from South Africa. He was tested positive before the end of his quarantine period and is now isolated at a local hospital.
 
The agency reported that Taiwan will continue to maintain Level 2 COVID Alert nationwide through November 15. The public should continue to implement safe practices such as contact-tracing registration, face mask, social distancing, coughing etiquette, and frequent hand-washing. They should also avoid unnecessary gatherings and seek medical attention if experiencing notable symptoms. For pandemic-related questions, please call the 1922 pandemic prevention hotline or DOH (TEL: 02-2375-3782).
 
Regarding government-funded flu vaccine, a total of 385,118 individuals in Taipei have been vaccinated as of November 8. Among the recipients, 60,718 people were inoculated at 408 community vaccination stations. A total of 4,771 senior citizens also took their pneumococcal shots at the same time.
 
For information on the vaccination stations, please contact your local borough offices, district health centers, or visit the Chinese website of DOH. The agency reminds the public that vaccines require 2 weeks to take effect. Individuals can book a flu vaccine at any of the 339 contracted hospitals and clinics in Taipei City.
 
DOH reminds the public that there is a possibility for the vaccinated to develop fever-like symptoms after receiving 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.