Vaccination Strategies at a COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site

Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

2 Department of surgery, Medical College, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

3 Department of Family Medicine, Taipei City Hospital RenAi Branch, Taipei, Taiwan

4 Department of Education and Research, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

5 Department of Oral Hygiene and Healthcare, Cardinal Tien College of Health and Management, New Taipei City, Taiwan


Vaccination Strategies at a COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site


Main Subjects

Planning and implementing mass vaccination is importantand challenging in regard to the control of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).1-4 In addition to traditional points of dispensing, such as clinics or hospitals, high-throughput large venues, such as arenas, have been used to rapidly immunize a large number of people in many  countries.5-7 Since the COVID-19 outbreak that occurred in May 2021, Taiwan has been racing to vaccinate as many citizens as possible. .... (Read more...)

  • epublished Author Accepted Version: February 13, 2022
  • epublished Final Version: February 26, 2022
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Volume 11, Issue 9
September 2022
Pages 1981-1982
  • Receive Date: 22 October 2021
  • Revise Date: 27 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 12 February 2022
  • First Publish Date: 13 February 2022