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New Covid vaccines are on the way as 'Eris' variant rises

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A new COVID vaccine is due out next month, but health experts and analysts say it is likely to be coolly received even as hospitalizations from "Eris", a variant...

Taiwan recommends one COVID vaccine shot per year, two for high-risk cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People should receive one COVID-19 vaccine shot per year, with high-risk cases receiving two jabs at least six months apart, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) sai...

Taiwan mulling 5-day quarantine, '7+N' plan for COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering ways of shortening both the quarantine and self-health monitoring phases of the current "7+7" quarantin...

Taiwan residents can wait until November for BA.5 jab: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Sept. 13) said that non-high-risk individuals can wait until November to get their fourth COVID shot, which will lik...

CECC expert says Taiwan '3+4' quarantine should be lifted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) expert on Thursday (Sept. 8) expressed his opinion that the "3 + 4" quarantine protocol can be lifted because the daily ...

Taiwan plans to open borders in late September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Aug. 25) said that Taiwan is eyeing late September as the likely timeframe to ease its border restricti...

CECC expert says '0 + 7' plan in Taiwan will probably start by Lunar New Year 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) expert on Thursday (July 21) predicted that a "0 + 7" quarantine scheme could be implemented by Lunar New Year 2023. ...

Taiwan expands 4th COVID vaccine to people over 50

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (July 20) said that it will expand its fourth COVID vaccine dose (second booster shot) to people aged 50 and over. ...

504,000 doses of Novavax to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of 500,000 doses of the Novavax COVID vaccine (Nuvaxovid) will arrive on Thursday (June 30) and the jabs will be available as soon as July 8, according to ...

Novavax to arrive in Taiwan this week, shots start mid-July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of approximately 500,000 doses of the Novavax COVID vaccine (Nuvaxovid) is set to arrive this week and the jabs will likely be available for adults by mid-...

CECC says daily COVID cases in 'obvious decline' after May peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 17) predicted that based on the current downward trend, daily COVID cases should drop below 50,000 next...

CECC predicts drop in COVID cases starting next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official on Thursday (June 16) predicted an "obvious decrease" in COVID cases starting next week. During a press conf...

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 ...

Life in Taiwan may not return to normal until after September: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has predicted the peak of the current outbreak should pass by the end of July, but life in Taiwan may not return ...

Life in Taiwan will return to normal in September: CECC expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) predicted that while the current outbreak will begin to ebb in mid-June, life in Taiwan will not fully return to ...