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The Latest: Australia raises AstraZeneca safety age to 60

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has raised the age for which the AstraZeneca vaccine is recommended to 60 from 50 after the shot was blamed for a 52-year-old woman’s death last week from blood clots i...

Vaccine laggard Japan steps up shots with company efforts

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese companies have joined the effort to speed up the country’s lagging coronavirus vaccine rollout before the Tokyo Olympics begin next month. Medical professionals...

The Latest: Britain wants more inquiry into COVID-19 origin

CARBIS BAY, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain wants further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that at the moment the country doesn’t believe it cam...

Taiwan expands Moderna vaccinations to all hospital staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan expanded its use of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to include all hospital staff Saturday (June 12), but unless there are major complications the second shot should not ...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tu...

Taiwan announces priority guidelines for Japan-donated AZ vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (June 9) announced six new vaccination priority groups who will be eligible to receive the 1.24 mil...

Taiwan starts administering Moderna vaccine today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan began administering its first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses today (June 9). On Tuesday (June 8), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) uploaded an announcement ...

Taiwan announces new vaccine distribution strategy

PINGTUNG (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced its latest COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy during a press conference on Monday (May 31). The CECC aims to ...

Taiwan to let people choose brand for self-paid COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (June 1) announced it is planning to allow people who opt for self-paid vaccines to choose the brand they will receiv...

Video shows Moderna vaccines being loaded onto plane for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (May 28) posted a video showing the first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines being loaded onto a plane headed for Taiwan. Health ...

150,000 Moderna doses to arrive in Taiwan tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is set to arrive on Friday afternoon (May 28). Health Min...

Taiwan to distribute 410,000 AstraZeneca jabs nationwide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed the inspection of 410,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and will distribute the first 150,000 to frontline...

China seeks to exploit Taiwan's COVID outbreak for political ends

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Earlier this week, the South China Morning Post published an editorial on the COVID-19 crisis in Taiwan. The Hong Kong-based, English-language newspaper used to be h...

Taiwan to receive second shipment of AZ vaccines by June: COVAX

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, said Tuesday (May 18) that COVAX expects Taiwan should be able to obtain a second shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines by the end of June at the la...

Vaccines are only solution to COVID nightmare

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It is a kind of cruel irony that on the very same day that Taiwan was once again locked out of the World Health Assembly by the China-controlled World Health Organizati...