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First Batch of BNT Vaccines Arrives in Taiwan

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On September 2, 2021, at 7 a.m., the first batch of 932,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine touched down at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan. They are the first of the 15 million doses purchased through the joint efforts of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Charity Foundation, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), and Yong Lin Charity and Education Foundation (YLCEF) of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (HHPIC).

To mark this historic moment, three leading representatives came to the airport to receive the vaccine. They were Tzu Chi CEO, Yen Po-Wen (顏博文), chairwoman of TSMC’s Education and Culture Foundation, Sophie Chang (張淑芬) , who also represented the Yong Lin Charity and Education Foundation of HHPIC, and Health Minister Chen Shih-Chung (陳時中), who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center. Their presence was a symbol of the government and civil society in Taiwan working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

CEO Yen expressed his profound gratitude to the government and his two partners, TSMC and YLCEF of HHPIC, for their persistent efforts. The new batch will allow students from age 12 to 17 to be vaccinated. He also expressed his deep gratitude to Shanghai-based Fosun Pharmaceutical Group for its timely delivery.

In addition, Mr. Yen said his heart was full of gratitude for the support and love of many entrepreneurs and Tzu Chi members for protecting the security and health of people in Taiwan. Tzu Chi is proud of them.

With boundless love in their heart, people can sow boundless blessings, and end the pandemic soon. Then everyone can get rid of face masks and go back to a safe and peaceful life.


 
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