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Taiwan residents who took AZ can take BNT for 2nd dose in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 550,000 Taiwanese and foreign residents who have received a first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine will be able to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech (BN...

Indonesian caregiver in north Taiwan tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two residents of Keelung City, an Indonesian caregiver and a Taiwanese woman on Friday (Oct. 22) tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-c...

Crowds flood northern Taiwan vaccine sites after 'Walk-in BNT shots' message

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A message announcing walk-in BioNTech (BNT) vaccines accidentally went viral in Hsinchu City, attracting crowds to form at vaccine sites on Saturday (Oct. 16) and upsettin...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, 5 imported breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 12) reported eight imported COVID-19 cases, five of which were breakthrough infections. CECC Spokesman Chuan...

Taiwan CECC announces appointment schedule for 12th round of vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 13) announced who would be eligible to make appointments for the 12th round of COVID-19 vaccinations in a pre...

BNT vaccine available soon for anyone aged 23-44 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 11) announced that people aged 23-44 will soon be eligible to receive a first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) ...

Taiwan opposition party says ‘Ko-Gou’ presidential ticket possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) said on Thursday (Oct. 7) it’s open to the possibility that its chairman, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), may run for the preside...

550,000 Pfizer-BioNTech jabs labeled for Taiwan arrive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over half a million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine labeled for Taiwan arrived in the country on Thursday (Sept. 30). The specially labeled batch of 550,0...

New Taipei hospital ordered to stop vaccinations after administering 25 undiluted BNT jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hospital in New Taipei City has been ordered to stop administering vaccines after it inoculated 25 people with undiluted doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vacc...

Undiluted BNT vaccine mistakenly administered to 25 in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Staff at En Chu Kong Hospital erroneously administered undiluted BioNTech (BNT) vaccine doses to 25 people in New Taipei City’s Yingge District on Monday (Sept. 27)....

550,000 BioNTech jabs labeled for Taiwan to arrive Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that 550,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine labeled for Taiwan will arrive in the country on ...

Taipei and New Taipei to begin vaccinating high school students Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei and New Taipei will begin to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine to about 300,000 high school students on Wednesday (Sept. 22). Taipei Department of Edu...

Taiwanese rush to book vaccinations with BNT vaccine Monday morning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese on Monday (Sept. 20) rushed to book Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccinations, and in a matter of hours, more than 570,000 people had made an appointment. The Centra...

93% of Taiwanese high school students willing to take BNT vaccine: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Wednesday (Sept. 15), statistics showed that 93% of junior and senior high school students in Taiwan were willing to take the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine,...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations for students aged 12-17 start Sept. 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 12) announced that its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines will be provided to children between th...