Premier Su Tseng-chang on Tuesday said that Taiwan is not in a hurry to purchase COVID-19 vaccines because the country has managed to do very well in two areas. He was referring to Taiwan’s successful containment of the pandemic and that people have been able to carry on normal lives. Su was speaking in response to controversy over why Taiwan seems to be taking its time in purchasing inoculations.
Su said other countries that are rushing to purchase inoculations are still facing serious situations with the pandemic at home. However Su said the Taiwan government will continue to work on purchasing vaccines from other countries and develop its own vaccines to provide Taiwan’s frontline medical workers the best possible protection.