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​DOH: Taipei City’s COVID Update for November 1

​DOH: Taipei City’s COVID Update for November 1The Department of Health (DOH) reported 1 imported case of COVID-19 for Taipei City on November 1. Case 16523 is a teenager who arrived in Taiwan from Ukraine. She was tested positive upon arrival and is now quarantined at the hospital.
 
According to the agency, the island continues to implement Level 2 COVID Alert through November 15. Standard practices such as contact-tracing registration, face mask, social distancing, coughing etiquette, and gathering avoidance are still in place. For any questions regarding pandemic prevention measures, please call the CDC 1922 hotline or pandemic prevention hotline (02-2375-3782).
 
Regarding government-funded flu vaccine administration, DOH reported that a total of 330,255 have received their shots in Taipei City. Among these, 57,982 people were vaccinated at 392 community vaccine stations as of October 31. A total of 4,485 senior citizens also received their pneumococcal vaccine at the same time.
 
This year, the city government has established 493 flu shot stations at communities across Taipei. Senior citizens are encouraged to take advantage of these stations. For the location of these stations, please call local borough offices, health centers, or the DOH. There are also 339 contracted clinics administering the flu vaccine.
 
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.
 
For more information on vaccines, please call the pandemic prevention hotline (02)-2375-3782 or the 1999 Citizens’ Hotline.