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Studies show 12 weeks between BNT jabs lowers myocarditis risk for teens: Taiwan doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Receiving the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine 12 weeks after the first is likely to reduce adolescents' risk of post-vaccination myocarditis, sa...

Taiwan reports 23 cases of myocarditis among teens after BioNTech vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has released information on 23 cases of myocarditis that have been reported among teens following injections of the Pfizer-BioNT...

UK to expand COVID vaccine boosters amid omicron fears

LONDON (AP) — Britain is extending its COVID-19 booster vaccine program to millions more people as part of efforts to tackle the spread of the new omicron variant, which is feared to be more contagiou...

Taiwan to start 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17 in mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Monday (Nov. 29) that second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine can be administered...

Taiwan approves 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17, 3rd dose for adults

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of experts has decided to resume second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine for children 12-17 years of age while also giving the green light for adul...

Business Highlights: Stocks sink, Black Friday's back

___ Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000...

Bookings for Taiwan's 16th round of vaccines begin Nov. 29, shots start Dec. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for Taiwan's 16th round of vaccinations will start on Nov. 29, and inoculations will begin on Dec. 2. During a press briefing on Friday (Nov. 26), Heal...

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be admin...

50% of Taiwanese fully vaccinated, 60% COVID coverage likely by mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The percentage of Taiwanese citizens who are fully vaccinated against COVID has reached 50%, nearing the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) goal of 60% for the e...

New Philippine envoy hopes workers can enter Taiwan before Dec. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman, Wilfredo B. Fernandez, on Tuesday (Nov. 23) said he is aiming to complete an agreement with labor brokers to e...

Taiwan to decide on 2nd BioNTech dose for ages 12-17 on Nov. 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 24) announced it will make a decision on whether to resume second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID va...

Kosovars get COVID vaccine after Friday prayer at mosques

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s health authorities are trying a new technique to persuade people to get the COVID-19 vaccine — cooperating with the Muslim community at Friday prayers. ...

Taiwan reports 1st breakthrough case with 3 doses of Chinese vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Nov. 19) reported the first case of a breakthrough infection in a person who had received three doses of Chi...

Business Highlights: Biden on EVs, Apple on self-repair

___ Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden is highlighting billions of dollars in his big new infrastructur...

US offers investment to boost global COVID vaccine capacity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressed to address gaping inequality in global COVID-19 vaccines, the Biden administration took steps Wednesday to make billions of dollars available to drugmakers to scale up domest...