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Lawfully Residing Foreigners Eligible to Register for COVID-19 Vaccination

The Department of Health, Taipei City Government (DOH) reminds people that lawfully residing foreigners or foreigners without National Health Insurance (NHI) are, like national citizens, included for COVID-19 vaccination. With the original and a copy of the passport, an application can be filed for an “R.O.C. UI No.” at county and city service stations of the National Immigration Agency to become eligible for the right to be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccination.
The DOH explains that Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau nationals or nationals without household registration may submit their applications via the “Online applications for ROC Uniform UI No. for people of China, HongKong, and Macao, ROC nationals without the citizenship”(URL: https://egate.immigration.gov.tw/NIA_OnlineApply_inter/foreignApply/foreignApplyForm.action). After reviewing the data for correctness, the system will generate a UI No. Those who have obtained the UI No. can sign up for vaccination on the “COVID-19 Vaccination Registration and Reservation”(URL: https://1922.gov.tw/), or they may schedule an appointment for vaccination via the hospital registration system.
Providing More Convenience for Seniors Registering for Vaccination via the Hospital Registration System
As of November 16, for those aged above 12 with household registration in Taipei City, the COVID-19 vaccination coverage rates are: 82.7% for the 1st dose and 50.6% for the 2nd dose; for those aged 65–74, the 1st-dose and 2nd-dose vaccination coverage rates are 80.6% and 73.7%, respectively; for those aged above 75, the coverage rates are 74.5% and 67.2%. Compared to the vaccination rates of other ages, seniors have higher vaccination rates. However, more than 100,000 seniors in Taipei City are yet to receive COVID-19 vaccination.
The DOH reminds people that in addition to registering for vaccination and scheduling an appointment for vaccination via the “COVID-19 Vaccination Registration and Reservation,” seniors may also access the various hospital registration systems in Taipei City to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. The DOH calls on everyone to receive two doses of COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, which should be administered seven days apart from other influenza and Streptococcus pnemoniae vaccines. Only people who are fully vaccinated can receive higher protection.
Shortening the 2nd-Dose Moderna Schedule to Four Weeks
Those aged above 18 who have not yet been inoculated or have already received the 1st dose of Moderna over four weeks ago (on or before October 21) but have not visited the COVID-19 Vaccination Registration and Appointment Reservation Platform to be inoculated may schedule an appointment for vaccination via the registration systems of 14 medical institutions in Taipei. The hospitals offering such services include: National Taiwan University Hospital, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Tri-Service General Hospital Songshan Branch, Pojen Hospital, Country Hospital, Show Chwan Hospital, Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital, Jingmei Hospital, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-sen Cancer Center, China Medical University Hospital Taipei Branch, Central Clinic & Hospital, and Taipei City Hospital Yangming Branch and Renai Branch.
The DOH reminds people that the “COVID-19 Vaccination Record” (yellow card) and the NHI card should be presented. Fever (≥ 38°C) may be experienced after vaccination, but this generally subsides within 48 hours. In case of continued fever for more than 48 hours, severe allergic reactions such as breathing difficulty, asthma, dizziness, tachycardia, systemic rashes, and other discomfort, immediately seek medical attention to find out the cause of disease. For vaccination related information, call the pandemic prevention hotline at (02)2375-3782 and the 1999 Citizen Hotline for inquiries.