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Indonesian caregiver in north Taiwan tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two residents of Keelung City, an Indonesian caregiver and a Taiwanese woman on Friday (Oct. 22) tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-c...

WHO includes Taiwan's Medigen vaccine in Phase III trials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is including Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) in its Phase III trials an...

Taiwan's Medigen applies for COVID vaccine EUA in Eswatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) announced on Thursday (Oct. 14) that it had applied to the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Eswatini for emergency...

Lancet says Taiwan's Medigen vaccine has seroconversion rate of 99.8%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large Phase II study published in The Lancet on Wednesday (Oct. 13) reported a seroconversion rate of nearly 100% for Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by...

New Zealand approves Taiwan's Medigen vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealand has recently added Taiwan’s domestically produced Medigen COVID vaccine to its list of approved jabs. The New Zealand government on Sunday (Oct. 3) an...

Tsai receives 2nd dose of Taiwan-made COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Sept. 30) received the second dose of the domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗,...

Taiwan president, vice president to receive second COVID shots Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will receive the second dose of the Taiwanese-made Medigen COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning (Sept. 3...

Taiwan to discuss COVID vaccine pass with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwan and Japan want to reach an agreement on a vaccination pass, some technical problems still need to be worked out, reports said Tuesday (Sept. 28). Japan has an...

Taiwan’s Medigen set to begin Phase 3 trials for its COVID vaccine in Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) announced Wednesday (Sept. 22) that it has received a "positive response" from the European drug and food regu...

Taiwanese rush to book vaccinations with BNT vaccine Monday morning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese on Monday (Sept. 20) rushed to book Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccinations, and in a matter of hours, more than 570,000 people had made an appointment. The Centra...

Taiwan's Medigen to run human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Colombia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human trials for Taiwan’s homegrown COVID vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) will be conducted in Colombia, sponsored by the World Health Org...

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 foreign ministry mum on vaccine exports to diplomatic ally Belize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday (Aug. 28) refused to provide any further details after Belizean Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat...

Taiwan will not export Medigen vaccine for now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is unlikely to export its locally made Medigen Vaccine Biologics vaccine in the near future, despite reports Saturday (Aug. 28) that diplomatic ally Belize is inter...

Taiwan's Medigen mentioned in WHO's COVID booster shot debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a World Health Organization (WHO) consultation on the need for COVID-19 booster shots, Taiwan-made vaccine Medigen was on the agenda. As reports of COVID-19 breakthr...