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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...

Elementary school vaccine initiative begins in Taiwan's Keelung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (May 4) was the first day of in-school vaccinations for students six years of age and older at Keelung’s Dongguang Elementary School. Dongguang Elementary...

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. ...

COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus — even though it’s not clear if ...

Children also eligible to receive Taiwan’s latest Moderna vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Children between the ages of five and 11 are also eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, with Moderna doses arriving in Taiwan on Saturday evening (April 23), accordin...

Dozens of children could die from COVID in Taiwan without vaccine: CECC expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) warned that dozens of children in Taiwan could die from COVID and urged vaccinations to prevent severe symptoms. ...

Australia, UK, Canada, and EU approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EU, U.K., Australia, and Canada have also approved use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) ...

Taiwan FDA authorizes Moderna for kids 6-11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday provided authorization for the Moderna COVID vaccine (Spikevax) to be used with children six to 11 years old. ...

Rise of COVID cases in Taiwan revives interest in vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After seeing weeks of low vaccination turnouts despite the Central Epidemic Control Center’s (CECC) urging, vaccination sites across Taiwan have seen crowds returnin...

Sunday last day foreigners can get free shots at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free COVID booster shots are available to foreigners and Taiwanese alike at Taipei Main Station from April 11-17. According to the Taipei City Department of Health, fir...

Naturopathic doctor admits selling fake COVID vaccine cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A naturopathic doctor in Northern California on Wednesday pleaded guilty to selling fake COVID-19 immunization treatments and hundreds of fraudulent vaccination cards that made it...

Who really needs a second COVID booster? Here's what to know

Many Americans now can get a second COVID-19 booster, but it’s hard to tell who really needs another shot right now and who could wait. The Food and Drug Administration authorized ex...

Relief payment for Taipei woman's death after getting COVID vaccine reaches NT$6 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City woman’s death has been judged to be connected with a COVID-19 vaccine shot, and the NT$6 million (US$210,000) relief payment approved for the loss is t...

US opens second COVID boosters to 50 and up, others at risk

Americans 50 and older can get a second COVID-19 booster if it’s been at least four months since their last vaccination, a chance at extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus re...