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5 Sinovac breakthrough cases imported to Taiwan from Indonesia, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) reported that five of the seven imported breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated wi...

Taiwan opens BNT reservations for people aged 30 and above

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People aged 30 and over will be able to book an appointment from Tuesday (Oct. 26) to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Central Epidemic Command Center (CEC...

3 Sinovac breakthrough cases imported to Taiwan from Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 25) reported that three of the five imported breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated with ...

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...

Israel poised to welcome foreign tourists back to country

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Thursday recommended reopening the country to fully vaccinated tourists beginning on Nov. 1, a year and a half after closing its borders to most foreign visitors du...

Pfizer vaccine very effective against Delta variant in adolescents in Israel - study

JERUSALEM, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection and symptomatic disease from the Delta variant among 12- to 18-year-olds, research conduc...

South Africa starts vaccinations for those aged 12 to 17

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has started giving COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years, with a goal of inoculating at least 6 million people from this age group. ...

Filipina, Indonesian latest Sinovac breakthrough cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) reported that two of its three new breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated...

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 bails 17 insider trading suspects in BioNTech vaccine deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 17 insider trading suspects, including the general manager of TTY Biopharm Co., Ltd., were released on bail Saturday (Oct. 16) in a case involving an import lic...

UK to offer new vaccine shots to Novavax trial volunteers

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Friday that it will offer new vaccinations to thousands of people who volunteered for trials of the Novavax coronavirus vaccine, which hasn't yet been approved for use ...

Finland joins other Nordic nations in curbing Moderna shots

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland has joined other Nordic countries in suspending or discouraging the use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in certain age groups because of an increased risk of heart inf...

Indonesian latest Sinovac breakthrough case in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 7) reported a new breakthrough COVID-19 infection with China's Sinovac. A breakthrough infecti...

Scandinavians curb Moderna shots for some younger patients

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian authorities on Wednesday suspended or discouraged the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in young people because of an increased risk of heart inflammation, a ve...

Israel tightens COVID 'green pass' rules, sparking protest

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel restricted its COVID Green Pass on Sunday to allow only those who have received a vaccine booster dose or recently recuperated from coronavirus to enter indoor venues. The new ...