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Only 1% of vaccine registrants in Taiwan choose domestic COVID-19 jab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only 83,793, or about 1%, of the 8.28 million COVID-19 vaccine registrants in Taiwan have chosen or elected to switch their preference to the domestic vaccine developed by...

Taiwan president to get Medigen's homegrown COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will receive a COVID-19 shot made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) in a show of support for domestic vaccines amid a procurement contr...

Moderna vaccine to be in short supply in Taiwan: CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-cheng (陳時中) said on Tuesday (July 27) that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be in short supply this year. The CEC...

Public divided over Taiwan’s COVID vaccine policy: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The public in Taiwan is divided over how the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration has fared in its policies regarding COVID-19 vaccines, according to a poll carried out by th...

Vaccine registration site now has option for Taiwan-made jab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's vaccine registration platform has opened for its fourth round of vaccinations and now includes an option for a Taiwan-developed vaccine. At 2 p.m. on Tuesd...

Taiwan CECC mulls trials on mixing domestic COVID vaccine with others

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is mulling whether to conduct a small-scale study on mixing the domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccin...

Taiwan's Medigen could be up to 90% effective against COVID: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Based on Phase II clinical trials, a domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) could be up to 90% effective against the virus, whi...

Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine gets green light for manufacturing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗 MVC) has received government approval to begin mass production. Health Minister and CECC ...

Taiwan eyes vaccine rollout in South America, starting with clinical trials in Paraguay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., the producer of one of Taiwan’s two home-grown COVID-19 vaccines, announced Tuesday (July 7) that it has officially applied to carry...

Taiwan’s United Biomedical applies for COVID vaccine EUA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United Biomedical Inc. (UBI Asia) has filed documents related to its UB-612 vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to apply for an Emergency Use Authorization...

Taiwan's second domestic COVID vaccine's midterm performance in phase II trials inferior to local competitor: experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s United Biomedical, Inc. (UBI) on Sunday (June 27) released the midterm study report for the phase II clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine UB-612, claimin...

Taiwan’s United Biomedical expected to make COVID vaccine announcement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United Biomedical Inc. is planning a news conference for June 27 widely believed to be related to its COVID-19 vaccine plans, reports said Friday (June 25). The Taiwane...

Paraguay buys COVID vaccine doses from Taiwan partner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Paraguay has signed a contract to buy 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the American company Vaxxinity, Inc., a partner of Taiwan’s United Biomedical Inc., the M...

Taiwanese COVID vaccine dealt blow as US FDA hesitates to approve immunobridging: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's domestic vaccines may not be available in late July as expected, and while the Taiwanese government has tied their launch to international recognition, the U....

Philippines denies report it intends to buy COVID vaccines from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines has rebutted media reports that it is seeking to procure jabs of Taiwan’s home-grown COVID-19 vaccines. Philippine presidential spokesperson Harry...