Four imported cases of COVID were reported on Sunday, while domestic cases stayed at zero. The CECC also announced that more than 60% of the population is now fully vaccinated with nearly 4,000 people having received a booster shot. To speed up the inoculation process, a vaccination site has been set up in the west corridor of the main hall in Taipei Main Station. This new location is designed for walk-ins, so no reservation is needed. People who get a jab here will receive a NT$100 supermarket voucher. Let''s hear from an administrator at the site.

Kao Zhong-zheng

Dean, Songshan Branch, Tri-Service General Hospital

Yesterday (Dec. 4) around 2 to 3 p.m. we were assigned this task. Today (Dec. 5), we dispatched a total of 20 nurses and 10 administrative staff. We also offered some 50 vials of Moderna today, which should contain 800 doses.

Chuang Jen-hsiang

CECC spokesman

Starting Jan. 1 next year, for certain staff members supervised by the education, economic affairs, labor, and health ministries, we will apply more stringent vaccine inoculation requirements.

To continue raising the vaccine coverage rate, the CECC has tightened requirements for staff members of public schools, cram schools, karaoke parlors, board game stores, cocktail lounges and bars, as well as childcare and long-term care centers. Everyone working at these venues must have received two vaccine doses for at least 14 days by the beginning of next year. In other words, they must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 17. The CECC is sparing no efforts to keep communities safe from the new COVID variant.