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Taiwan ramps up child vaccinations after kids die from COVID

Updated 5/30/2022, 3:38 p.m.: A second batch of 331,200 doses of BNT/Pfizer children's vaccines arrived at Taoyuan International Airport this morning, according to UDN. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) &m...

Children aged 5-11 in Taiwan to get BNT vaccine priority

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) will arrange for BioNTech (BNT) vaccine administration for children and adolescents aged between five and 17 starting on Wednesday (May 25)...

Bulgaria finds middle ground on weapons deliveries to Ukraine

Should weapons and military aid be delivered to Ukraine or not? That's the question that almost toppled the relatively new Bulgarian coalition government recently. That's because here, in this...

Taiwanese woman in her 20s dies from COVID within 6 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in her 20s who had no history of chronic illness and had received three vaccine doses died from COVID six days after the onset of the disease. At a press confer...

Taiwan approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids 5-11, buys 4 million doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has purchased 4 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the jab for children aged five to 11. ...

Taiwan soon to obtain Pfizer COVID vaccine for children 5-11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (April 13) said Taiwan is in the last stage of acquiring Pfizer's COVID vaccine for chil...

Taiwan's 3rd shot rate reaches 50% amid Omicron surge

TAPEI (Taiwan News) — The percentage of Taiwanese who have received a third COVID vaccine dose has surpassed 50%, as Taiwan begins to see a spike in Omicron cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (...

Relief payment for Taipei woman's death after getting COVID vaccine reaches NT$6 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City woman’s death has been judged to be connected with a COVID-19 vaccine shot, and the NT$6 million (US$210,000) relief payment approved for the loss is t...

Japan recognizes Taiwan's COVID vaccine card, no quarantine for boosted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan on Tuesday (March 1) officially recognized Taiwan's COVID vaccine certificate for travelers arriving from Taiwan, enabling those who have received a booster shot...

Northern Taiwan man tests positive for COVID after car accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 17) announced that a man tested positive for COVID while undergoing treatment for a car accident. CE...

Taiwan urges booster for all adults 3 months after receiving 2nd vaccine dose

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Jan. 7) announced that it has cut the waiting period for a booster shot after two doses of a COVID vaccine f...

Taipei residents urged to get COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is calling upon eligible residents to sign up for a COVID-19 shot as the restart of the vaccination registration system on Monday (Jan. 3) failed to attract interes...

Taiwan reports 23 imported breakthrough Omicron cases in 1 week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 24) announced a total of 23 imported breakthrough Omicron cases within one week. During a press conf...

Study finds 3rd dose of China's Sinovac ineffective against Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study by two Hong Kong universities released this week found that three doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine (CoronaVac) failed to provide sufficient antibodies to fend...

Taiwan reports 7 imported breakthrough Omicron cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Dec. 22) announced seven new imported cases infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, all of whom are breakth...