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Poland to donate COVID vaccines to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Poland is the latest country that plans to donate vaccines to Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (Sept. 4), and a second batch of BioNTech ja...

Taiwan expects much-anticipated first BioNTech vaccines to arrive soon

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Around 900,000 doses of BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in Taiwan soon, the health minister said on Tuesday, the first delivery of a highly politicised, muc...

Taiwan prioritizes students 12-17 for BioNTech jab, followed by 18-22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Aug. 31) announced that the priority group for the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines will be...

Taiwan manages to grab BioNTech vaccine 'abandoned' by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Aug. 25) revealed the Pfizer–BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine will arrive ahead of schedule despite Chinese l...

Taiwan starts study on efficacy of mixing AZ, Moderna COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading hospital in Taiwan has begun a clinical trial of mixing and matching AstraZeneca (AZ) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to determine whether such an approach provoke...

Taiwan blames meddling 'external forces' for arduous vaccine procurement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Monday (July 12) said that if there was less meddling from outside forces, it would be much easier for the country to obta...

TSMC, Foxconn near deal for purchase of BioNTech vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn both in separate statements on Sunday (July 11) claimed to be in the midst of signing contracts for the purch...

Beijing insists Taiwan purchase BioNTech vaccines through Shanghai Fosun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The spokesperson for China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮), said Monday (July 5) that going through Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group is the only w...

DHL Express delivers US donation of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to Malaysia

Additional one million doses contributed by the United States government via the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) programmeKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 5 July 2021 - DHL Express,...

Taiwan's Terry Gou, TSMC reach initial agreements for BioNTech vaccines: Reuters

TAIPEI, July 2 (Reuters) - Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW), and TSMC (2330.TW) reached initial agreements to buy 5 million doses each of BioNTech SE's (22UAy.D...

Will one dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine protect me?

LONDON (AP) — Will one dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine protect me? Yes, but not nearly as much as if you had both doses. Experts recommend getting fully vaccinated, especially wi...

North Macedonia gets 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia on Sunday received a shipment of 500,000 doses of Chinese Sinovac vaccines that will allow authorities to continue mass immunization in the country, whic...

The Latest: UK health secretary quits in wake of scandal

LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has resigned after breaking social distancing rules with an aide he was allegedly having an affair with. The tabloid Sun newspaper had run...

What should I know about the delta variant?

What should I know about the delta variant? It’s a version of the coronavirus that has been found in more than 80 countries since it was first detected in India. It got its name from...

Chinese executive allegedly blocked Taiwan's purchase of BioNTech vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese businesswoman is being accused by Taiwanese media of blocking an agreement that would have enabled Taiwan to purchase the BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. On May 27...