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Taiwan to build vaccine plant to produce 20 million shots per month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) revealed on Thursday (March 4) that the country will soon build a vaccine factory capable of producing as many as 20 mi...

Taiwan's 117,000 AstraZeneca jabs will be given to medical staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday (March 3), Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) officials said medical workers will be the f...

Indonesian nurse dies 9 days after receiving China's Sinovac vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian nurse has died nine days after being injected with the Chinese vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. China has recently begun exporting shipments of its co...

Only 1.3% of Taiwanese willing to take Chinese Covid vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey released on Tuesday (Feb. 23) revealed that only 1.3 percent of Taiwanese would accept a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine and 72.7 percent of young adults would pref...

Taiwan to receive first batch of COVID vaccines as early as next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Feb. 19) announced the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines should arrive in the country as soon as next week. ...

Taiwan signs deals for nearly 20 million doses of COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To allay fears that China is interfering with Taiwan's acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced that the country has signed contracts f...

Taiwan to receive Moderna vaccine in May or June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 10) confirmed the country will be receiving over 5 million doses of the Moderna COVD-19 vaccine in the second...

Taiwan to receive 200,000 AstraZeneca shots via COVAX

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 7) announced that Taiwan will receive a couple hundred thousand doses of vaccines from the World Health Organiza...

CECC head says Taiwan will not get vaccines until June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (Feb. 3) predicted that Taiwan may not be able to receive any COVID-19 vaccines until June and that 60 per...

CECC denies 100,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine coming to Taiwan Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The CECC held a special press conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday afternoon (Feb. 1) denying that over 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be delivered to Taiwan. Duri...

Taiwan's CECC 'welcomes' trading TSMC chips for shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 27) stated that it "welcomes" all efforts to increase the country's supply of vaccines...

Brazil finds China's Sinovac vaccine only 50% effective

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical data released from late-stage trials in Brazil reveal that the vaunted Wuhan coronavirus vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd is only 50 percent effective. ...

Full list of adverse reactions from China's Sinopharm vaccine revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid increasing concern about the efficacy and safety of China's Wuhan coronavirus vaccines, the full list of the adverse side effects of the Sinopharm jab surfaced la...

China's Sinopharm vaccine 'most unsafe in world' with 73 side effects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese vaccine expert is referring to the vaunted Sinopharm vaccine as the "most unsafe vaccine in the world," after it was found to produce 73 side effects. ...

Taiwan buys 20 million doses of Covid vaccines, shots ready in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has purchased 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, including 10 million from AstraZeneca, while it is still developing three of its own versions. On Wednesd...