Title:COIVD-19 Vaccines Now Available in Tri-Service General Hospital (TSGH)! In Complying with Vaccination Policy of The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Dr. Jing-Liang, HE, Executive Deputy Superintendent of TSGH took the lead in receiving COVID-19 vaccine along with TSGH medical staffs.Published day:2021/3/25
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has allocated 700 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to TSGH and starting from March 25th, 2021, TSGH clinical staffs in category 1 of the vaccination priority list would be eligible for receiving vaccination.
TDr. Chih-Hong WANG, Superintendent of TSGH attached great importance on health and well-being of hospital colleagues and encouraged frontline health workers to receive COVID-19 vaccination during TSGH’s epidemic prevention and control meeting. Recently, the EU's medicines regulator (European Medicines Agency) says unusual blood clots should be listed as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19. That means risks of having adverse reactions or severe adverse reactions from receiving AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines will be extremely low. Receiving COVID-19 vaccines will not only protect medical staffs but also patients under their care.
TSGH has established a “COVID-19 Vaccination Special Outpatient Clinic” to facilitate and expedite the procedures for the vaccination project. Two outpatient sessions a day (morning session and afternoon session) from Monday to Friday will be open to medical staffs and qualifying personnel seeking COVID-19 vaccination. Those who intend to receive COVID-19 vaccination must register online over TSGH’s website first. Before receiving COVID-19 vaccination, TSGH medical staffs responsible for vaccine inoculation will verify NHI (national health insurance) cards of those who will receive vaccination to verify their identification. After filling in consent form, COVID-19 vaccination form, and physician’s evaluation form, COVID-19 vaccine will be inoculated accordingly.
A “Rest and Observation Area” will also be designated adjacent to the COVID-19 vaccination special outpatient clinic so personnel who has received vaccination can rest and be observed by medical staff for any potential side effects or adverse reactions after receiving the shot. According to some frontline health staffs of TSGH who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, there was no pain on the inject site and no discomfort or fever was experienced either. Those who have already received the shot encouraged others to rest assured and have confidence regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.