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Pfizer vaccine cleared for children under 4 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday (Aug. 1) announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 has been granted emergency use for children ag...

Taiwan won't open borders until child vaccination rate rises from 6% to 50%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 27) said it will not lift border restrictions until the COVID vaccination rate for children under the age of fi...

12-year-old boy collapses at school and dies from COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Among the COVID deaths announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 24) was a 12-year-old boy who fell unconscious while in school and died befo...

Swiss study finds Taiwan's Medigen 84% effective against COVID, China's jabs only 65%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swiss study has found that Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine (MVC-COV1901) has an efficacy level of 84%, far higher than China's jabs, which were rated at 65% effec...

FDA advisers overwhelmingly back Moderna COVID vaccine for ages 6-17

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unanimously recommended that the agency authorize Moderna Inc's MRNA.O COVID-19 vaccine for children and teens aged 6 to 17 years of ag...

Taiwan to receive 777,600 BioNTech COVID vaccine doses for children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 777,600 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for children are scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on May 12, with vaccinations expected to begin May 20 at the lates...

Taiwan receives first batch of BioNTech COVID vaccine doses for children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A batch of 2,000 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for children arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday (May 4), but they will only be used for testing and research. Facing...

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. ...

Israel lifts indoor mask mandate as coronavirus cases drop

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has lifted an indoor mask mandate in place for nearly a year as the country’s new cases of coronavirus continue to drop. The end of the masking requirement to...

Moderna to file for EUA of COVID-19 shot for very young kids by April end

Moderna (MRNA.O) plans to submit an application to the U.S. health regulator for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine among kids between the ages of six months to five years by en...

BioNTech's quarterly profit soars on COVID-19 vaccine demand

BERLIN (AP) — BioNTech, the German pharmaceutical company that teamed with Pfizer to develop the first widely used COVID-19 vaccine, on Wednesday reported strong quarterly earnings growth on pandemic-...

Taiwan confirms 1 local COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed one local COVID-19 infection and 74 imported cases Friday (March 18), but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 853, according to the Central Epidemic...

Taiwan confirms 1 new local COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed one local COVID-19 infection and 61 imported cases Saturday (March 12) and no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 853, according to the Central Epidemi...

EU clears Moderna shot for young kids, Pfizer boosters

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said it has authorized Moderna's coronavirus vaccine for children aged six to 11, in addition to recommending booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine for those...

Israel to scrap COVID passport system as omicron wanes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says the country’s coronavirus vaccination “green pass” system will be suspended as new daily cases of COVID-19 continue to decline. Naftali ...