Taiwan has started distributing its first locally-made COVID-19 vaccine Medigen. President Tsai Ing-wen approved the distribution by receiving the first shot. The health ministry allowed emergency use of the vaccine last month, although it has not completed stage three testings yet. Medigen assures that the vaccine has no major safety threats. However, two members of the opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) looked for a court to withdraw the approval due to the possible harm the vaccine could bring. Still, more than 700,000 people in the country signed up for the Medigen vaccine. It needs a second shot 28 days after receiving the first dose. The government has ordered five million doses but promised that it will not force the citizens to take the shot. Less than 5% of 23.5 million people in Taiwan are fully vaccinated, and around 40% have not received the second dose yet.