Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

We're heading back to Baltimore today.  We had an amazing week in Taiwan, and we are looking forward to our conducting our analysis and sharing Taiwan's experience with others.

Taiwan Observation Wrap-Up

Taiwan Observation Wrap-Up

Today concludes our visit to Taiwan CDC to learn about their national seasonal influenza vaccination campaign. Our next steps are to complete a thorough analysis of our observations and share Taiwan's lessons learned so that others can benefit from their expertise and experience.

Adverse Events Mitigation and Monitoring

Adverse Events Mitigation and Monitoring

Taiwan CDC has multiple mechanisms in place to prevent, detect, and respond to rare adverse events that are potentially related to influenza vaccinations.

Taiwan School Mass Vaccinations

Taiwan School Mass Vaccinations

Today we visited a local high school to observe school-based mass vaccination. Extensive coordination between national and local health and education authorities, participating schools, and public and private sector hospitals and clinics is critical to successfully implementing school-based vaccination.

Vaccine Distribution

Vaccine Distribution

Taiwan CDC coordinates the distribution of seasonal influenza vaccines throughout the country. Local health bureaus are responsible for reporting to Taiwan CDC the vaccine demand in their respective jurisdictions for each delivery, and the vaccine manufacturers transport the vaccines to the local health bureaus as directed by Taiwan CDC.

Taiwan Seasonal Flu Mass Vaccination Program Overview

Taiwan Seasonal Flu Mass Vaccination Program Overview

Today we met with Taiwan CDC staff from the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases to learn about the history, operations, and impact of Taiwan's seasonal flu mass vaccination program.

Arrival in Taipei

We made it to Taiwan safely! We have an amazing schedule this week, and we are excited to get started tomorrow.

En Route

Outbreak Observatory is on their way to the first pilot Observation in Taipei, Taiwan.  We're hopping on the plane, but we'll check in again once we're on the ground in Taiwan.

Pilot Observation- Taiwan

Pilot Observation- Taiwan

Outbreak Observatory's first pilot observation will be in Taiwan for their annual seasonal flu mass vaccination campaign.