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Safety, side effects of Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the nearly 600,000 doses of the domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) begin being distributed on Monday (Aug. 23), the Cent...

Acting head of Taiwan office in Macau returns home after visa refusal

TAIWAN (Taiwan News)— As the Macau government had refused to grant a visa extension to the acting head of Taiwan's representative office, he was forced to return home Sunday (June 27), Taiwa...

CECC reports 29 deaths after COVID vaccination over past 3 days, no links yet established

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (June 28) announced that 29 people have died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine over the past three days, but no direc...

Local governments report 28 deaths after AstraZeneca jabs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the past four days, 28 elderly people in eight cities and counties across Taiwan were reported to have died after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but whet...

Taiwan CECC says no deaths confirmed to be from AstraZeneca vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to reports of nearly a dozen people dying over the past three days after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)...

Update: Local governments report 18 deaths after AstraZeneca jabs in Taiwan

Update 06/17 7 p.m. TVBS reports that the number who have died following an AstraZeneca dose has risen to 18, including one in Taipei, three New Taipei City, one in Hsinchu County, two in Hsinchu C...

Phase II results of Taiwan's COVID-19 vaccine meet safety, efficacy thresholds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese vaccine developer Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corporation (MVC) announced Thursday (June 10) that it has completed the phase II clinical trial for its COVID-19 vac...

Super League clubs tell FIFA legal action already started

LONDON (AP) — The 12 European clubs pursuing a Super League have told the leaders FIFA and UEFA that legal action is already being pursued to stop them from action intended to thwart the launch of the...

France delivers game-ending hit, Mariners drop Astros 6-5

SEATTLE (AP) — Ty France hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Seattle Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 6-5 on Friday night. Seattle earned its third straight win and sevent...

Taiwanese nurse suffers rashes, shortness of breath after AstraZeneca shot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday (March 24), a Taiwanese nurse suffered an allergic reaction that required her to be hospitalized. As Taiwan enters ...

'Don't worry, come forward:' Asian nations get 1st shots

Many nations in the Asia-Pacific region are rolling out the first shots for COVID-19 this week. Here's a look at major developments: SOUTH KOREA ...

Russia's COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed

IKHALA, Russia (AP) — Maria Piparinen and other elderly residents of Ikhala were relieved when they heard that doctors were finally bringing a few doses of the coronavirus vaccine to their remote, sno...

The Latest: China to begin vaccinating front-line workers

BEIJING — China says it will soon begin coronavirus inoculations for workers in health care, transport and border control. The vice minister of the National Health Commission says t...

The Latest: Most vaccines in Asia expected mid or late 2021

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The World Health Organization says countries in the Asia-Pacific region are not guaranteed to have early access to COVID-19 shots and urged them to adopt a long-term approach to t...

Over 20,000 volunteers sign up for Taiwan vaccine trials in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 20,000 people have signed up to participate in phase 2 clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines developed by Taiwanese researchers one week after an online platf...