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Swiss study finds Taiwan's Medigen 84% effective against COVID, China's jabs only 65%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swiss study has found that Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine (MVC-COV1901) has an efficacy level of 84%, far higher than China's jabs, which were rated at 65% effec...

COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organi...

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The shots will become available this week, expanding the nation’s vaccination ca...

FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

U.S. regulators on Friday authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. The Food and Drug Administration's act...

Adobe, Devon Energy fall; Moderna, Seagen rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Adobe Inc., down $4.29 to $360.79. The maker of Photoshop and Illustrator softw...

Florida only state not preordering toddler COVID-19 vaccines

MIAMI (AP) — Florida is the only state that hasn't preordered COVID-19 vaccines for toddlers in anticipation of their final approval by the federal government, and Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that...

WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline

GENEVA (AP) — After five weeks of declining coronavirus deaths, the number of fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization. In i...

FDA advisers endorse 1st COVID-19 shots for kids under 5

The first COVID-19 shots for U.S. infants, toddlers and preschoolers moved a step closer Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers gave a thumbs-up to vaccines f...

FDA advisers overwhelmingly back Moderna COVID vaccine for ages 6-17

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unanimously recommended that the agency authorize Moderna Inc's MRNA.O COVID-19 vaccine for children and teens aged 6 to 17 years of ag...

FDA advisers back Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for older kids

NEW YORK (AP) — A government advisory panel Tuesday endorsed a second brand of COVID-19 vaccine for school-age children and teens. The Food and Drug Administration's outside experts ...

Pfizer COVID vaccines safe and effective for small children, FDA staff say

June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers on Sunday said Pfizer-BioNTech's (PFE.N), COVID-19 vaccines were effective and safe for use in children aged 6 months to 4 yea...

Experts urge Taiwan to cut wait for children’s 2nd COVID shot to 4 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Children aged 5 to 11 will only have to wait four weeks before receiving a second COVID-19 shot instead of the current 12 weeks, reports said Friday (June 10). A panel ...

Taiwan expert suggests new vaccines needed for Omicron BA.5 variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new generation of vaccines could be necessary by the end of the year to counter the Omicron BA.5 variant of the COVID-19 virus, a top epidemiologist said Friday (June 10...

White House expects COVID vaccine orders for children under 5 to pick up

June 9 (Reuters) - Pre-orders of vaccines for children under age five have been slow, but Biden administration senior officials say they are not alarmed and expect the pace to pick up after federal ap...

Officials: Millions of COVID-19 shots ordered for youngest

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been ordered for small children in anticipation of possible federal authorization next week, White House officials say. The go...