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KMT's dilemma choosing their candidate for Taiwan president

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) is expected to announce the party’s presidential candidate on Wednesday, May 17. Unusually, Chu decided to forego a primary, ...

Taiwan grants relief in vaccine injury case involving death of child

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The board overseeing the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s (MOHW) Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) made public the rulings on nine cases involving COVID-19 ...

Taiwan calls on BioNTech to cut out China as middleman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 22) called on Germany's BioNTech (BNT) to open a branch office in Taiwan instead of using China’s Sh...

Foxconn founder and Taiwan health minister spar over COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) and Health and Welfare Minister Hsueh Jui-yuan (薛瑞元) engaged in a war of words Wednesday (Dec. 21) over the availability of seco...

Taiwan adds 22,559 local COVID cases, imports 1 million BNT vaccine doses for children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed 22,559 local COVID cases on Friday (Aug. 19), 260 imported cases, and 32 deaths. At the CECC's daily press brie...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

Study finds China's Sinovac null for antibodies to Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study released by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) this week found that no one who received two doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine (CoronaVac) had developed antibodi...

Taiwan's 18th round of vaccines includes BNT shots for kids 12 and over

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for Taiwan's 18th round of vaccinations will start on Tuesday (Dec. 14), and inoculations will begin Thursday (Dec. 16), including for children aged 12 an...

Moderna booster available to all vaccinated people in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 10) announced that anyone who completed their COVID vaccine regimen at least five months ago can receive a boost...

Taiwan should not risk booster shots over Omicron variant

Is the Omicron variant of COVID-19 truly so menacing? Or is this just part of the terrorizing thriller series, co-starring multinational vaccine corporations and the “booster”-selling poli...