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Don’t Be Afraid of Needles - Vaccination Offers a New Healthy Life at Elementary Schools

Parents with children who are entering elementary school this year should pay attention! Before going to school, children should have received all 3 vaccinations of the “Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine (second dose), “Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine, Live Attenuated (one dose)”, and “Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoid, Acellular Pertussis and IPV Vaccine (single dose)”. Parents are advised to take their children to a contracted hospital this summer to get vaccinated before elementary school starts. Vaccination ensures children start their school with good health and grow up happily.
The Department of Health of Taipei City Government, would like to remind parents that this year elementary school shall begin on August 30. All new students should submit a copy of their “Time Schedule and record of vaccinations” to the school. Parents should check the Children’s Health Booklet and make sure all 3 of the abovementioned vaccines have already been taken by “Children from 5 years old to the period before entering an elementary school”. If vaccinations have not been fully taken yet, please bring your children to a contracted hospital and take the required vaccinations.
Starting from June 1, 2019, Taipei City Government suggests that all infants of 6 months to 1 year of age born in Taipei City should take a single shot of the MMR vaccine before visiting places with Measles epidemic. The vaccination will be fully sponsored by the Taipei City Government. Applicants should bring his or her air ticket along with the infant’s Household Register (or Certificate) related documents to any of the 12 District Health Centers in Taipei for eligibility review. The vaccination shall be conducted at the 12 branches' outpatient clinics of Taipei City Hospital. Parents should be reminded that any infant who has reached 12 months of age must continue to take the remaining 2 MMR vaccinations sponsored by the government.