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Studies show 12 weeks between BNT jabs lowers myocarditis risk for teens: Taiwan doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Receiving the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine 12 weeks after the first is likely to reduce adolescents' risk of post-vaccination myocarditis, sa...

Taiwan announces COVID-19 booster shot policy details

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Commander Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) encouraged everyone above the age of 18 to get a COVID-19 booster shot six months after receiving th...

Taiwan to start 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17 in mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Monday (Nov. 29) that second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine can be administered...

Taiwan approves 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17, 3rd dose for adults

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of experts has decided to resume second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine for children 12-17 years of age while also giving the green light for adul...

Taiwan to decide on 2nd BioNTech dose for ages 12-17 on Nov. 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 24) announced it will make a decision on whether to resume second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID va...

Taiwan to decide on 2nd BNT dose for ages 12-17 in late Nov.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 17) announced that it will make a decision on whether to resume second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COV...

Taiwan to discuss guaranteeing 1 mRNA vaccine dose for all

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will discuss the possibility of en...

Taiwan's Medigen can now be mixed with AZ, BNT, or Moderna

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center on Friday (Nov. 12) announced that individuals inoculated with Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine who need to fly overseas can mix thei...

Taiwan halts 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17 amid concerns of myocarditis

Update 2021/11/30, 09:15 a.m. Taiwan approves 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17, while adults can begin receiving a third dose of mRNA vaccines early next year. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) &m...

Booster shots hitch: Some may miss the Sept. 20 start

President Joe Biden’s plans to start delivery of booster shots by Sept. 20 for most Americans who received the COVID-19 vaccines are facing new complications that could delay the availability of...

Taiwan to allow mixing AZ with mRNA vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow people who have received a jab of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine to take an mRNA vaccine as the second shot, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC...

Taiwan CECC mulls trials on mixing domestic COVID vaccine with others

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is mulling whether to conduct a small-scale study on mixing the domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccin...

Taiwan's Medigen could be up to 90% effective against COVID: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Based on Phase II clinical trials, a domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) could be up to 90% effective against the virus, whi...

Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine gets green light for manufacturing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗 MVC) has received government approval to begin mass production. Health Minister and CECC ...

Taiwan vaccine registration platform opens to everyone 18 and older

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 13) announced that its vaccine registration system is now open to all adults 18 and up, while on Monday (July 1...