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Taiwan won't open borders until child vaccination rate rises from 6% to 50%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 27) said it will not lift border restrictions until the COVID vaccination rate for children under the age of fi...

Taiwan to receive 777,600 BioNTech COVID vaccine doses for children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 777,600 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for children are scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on May 12, with vaccinations expected to begin May 20 at the lates...

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. ...

Moderna to file for EUA of COVID-19 shot for very young kids by April end

Moderna (MRNA.O) plans to submit an application to the U.S. health regulator for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine among kids between the ages of six months to five years by en...

Vietnam starts reopening schools after year-long pandemic closure

More than 17 million Vietnamese students were due to return to school on Monday for the first time in about a year, the health ministry said, as authorities announced plans to start vaccinating childr...

WHO: COVID boosters should start with most vulnerable

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says that coronavirus vaccine boosters should now now be offered to people, starting with the most vulnerable, in a move away from its previous insistence t...

EU likely to decide on Moderna COVID shot for kids next week

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A top official at the European Medicines Agency said a decision on whether to recommend that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be authorized for children is expected late next week. If appro...