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Taiwan To Provide Free Flu Shots To 75 And Older

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Taiwan's Department of Health says it plans to offer free pneumococcal vaccines to seniors next year at a cost of about U.S. $3 million. The program is to concentrate on Taiwan's growing population of people 75 years and older. The department's Centers for Disease Control says about 6,000 Taiwanese die of pneumonia each year. The DOH plans to establish a vaccine foundation this year to raise donations for the shots. The health minister said that if donations are strong enough, the free shots would be extended to 70 year olds. (Click here for more
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