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Reservations for Taiwan's 14th round of vaccinations start Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for Taiwan's 14th round of COVID vaccinations will start on Thursday (Nov. 11), with people aged 18 and over able to receive their 1st and 2nd doses of th...

Turkey to start administering Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s health minister announced Wednesday that the country will start administering booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to people who received their second d...

Reservations for Taiwan's 13th round of vaccinations start tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for the 13th round of Taiwan's COVID vaccinations will start on Wednesday (Nov. 3), with people aged 50 and over able to choose Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) as t...

BioNTech to work with Senegal, Rwanda to make mRNA vaccines

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal and Rwanda have signed an agreement with German company BioNTech for the construction of its first start-to-finish factories to make messenger RNA vaccines in Africa. ...

Taiwan opens BNT reservations for people aged 30 and above

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People aged 30 and over will be able to book an appointment from Tuesday (Oct. 26) to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Central Epidemic Command Center (CEC...

Taiwan residents who took AZ can take BNT for 2nd dose in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 550,000 Taiwanese and foreign residents who have received a first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine will be able to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech (BN...

Pfizer vaccine very effective against Delta variant in adolescents in Israel - study

JERUSALEM, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection and symptomatic disease from the Delta variant among 12- to 18-year-olds, research conduc...

EU regulator OKs Pfizer vaccine booster for 18 and older

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s drug regulator gave its backing Monday to administering booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and older. The Europ...

550,000 Pfizer-BioNTech jabs labeled for Taiwan arrive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over half a million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine labeled for Taiwan arrived in the country on Thursday (Sept. 30). The specially labeled batch of 550,0...

New Taipei hospital ordered to stop vaccinations after administering 25 undiluted BNT jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hospital in New Taipei City has been ordered to stop administering vaccines after it inoculated 25 people with undiluted doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vacc...

550,000 BioNTech jabs labeled for Taiwan to arrive Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that 550,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine labeled for Taiwan will arrive in the country on ...

60% of Taiwan's imported cases on Thursday breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 16) announced that six out of 10 imported COVID-19 cases that day were classified as breakthrough infections...

93% of Taiwanese high school students willing to take BNT vaccine: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Wednesday (Sept. 15), statistics showed that 93% of junior and senior high school students in Taiwan were willing to take the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine,...

Chinese firm buys rights to sell Canadian mRNA vaccine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese biopharmaceutical company is in the process of acquiring the license for a Canadian mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, including the rights to the Taiwan market and other co...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations for students aged 12-17 start Sept. 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 12) announced that its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines will be provided to children between th...