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Dozens of children could die from COVID in Taiwan without vaccine: CECC expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) warned that dozens of children in Taiwan could die from COVID and urged vaccinations to prevent severe symptoms. ...

With superheroes and puppets, Philippines boosts child vaccination drive

Ironman, Captain America, puppeteers and performers on stilts entertained children at a vaccination centre in the Philippines on Monday, part of a drive to boost its COVID-19 inoculation campaign amon...

Spain urges child vaccinations and boosters before Christmas

MADRID (AP) — Spanish health authorities are stepping up efforts to give out coronavirus vaccine shots before Christmas and end-of-the-year gatherings that usually bring large groups together. ...

Taiwan to start 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17 in mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Monday (Nov. 29) that second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine can be administered...

Taiwan approves 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17, 3rd dose for adults

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of experts has decided to resume second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine for children 12-17 years of age while also giving the green light for adul...

Feds urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to kids and information to parents on the benefits of the shots as the...

Child vaccinations begin in California with toys and gifts

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Scavenger hunts and blow-up animals greeted children at some of California’s vaccination sites Wednesday as children aged 5 to 11 got their first COVID-19 shots a day after the...

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...

11 organizations demand halt to attacks and rape in Tigray

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of nine U.N. agencies and other officials demanded a halt to attacks against civilians in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, “including rape and other horrific forms o...

Expectant parents in eastern Taiwan place their faith in Mennonite Christian Hospital

While Taiwan faces a shortage of obstetricians nationwide, the problem is especially acute in the eastern and southeastern counties of Hualien and Taitung, respectively. In Hualien, about 75 percen...