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Taiwan's Medigen can be used as COVID booster shot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 20) announced that Taiwan's Medigen COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) and Mode...

CDC recommends Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 shots over J&J's

Most Americans should be given the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines instead of the Johnson & Johnson shot that can cause rare but serious blood clots, U.S. health officials said Thursday. ...

Taiwan's 18th round of vaccines includes BNT shots for kids 12 and over

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for Taiwan's 18th round of vaccinations will start on Tuesday (Dec. 14), and inoculations will begin Thursday (Dec. 16), including for children aged 12 an...

Bookings for Taiwan's 16th round of vaccines begin Nov. 29, shots start Dec. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for Taiwan's 16th round of vaccinations will start on Nov. 29, and inoculations will begin on Dec. 2. During a press briefing on Friday (Nov. 26), Heal...

AZ recipients can choose mRNA jab for 15th vaccination round tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 17) announced that people who have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID vaccine can on Thurs...

AZ recipients eligible for mRNA jabs in Taiwan's 15th round of vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 16) announced that people who have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID vaccine can choose an ...

Pfizer-BNT vaccine could arrive in Taiwan in late September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Aug. 3) announced that the Pfizer–BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine has cleared emergency use authoriza...

The Latest: Biden: Concern about unvaccinated during holiday

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden says he’s concerned lives will be unnecessarily lost to COVID-19 as unvaccinated people contract and transmit the coronavirus over the July 4 holiday. ...

Germany recommends combination of AstraZeneca, mRNA shots

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is recommending that all people who get a first shot of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine switch to a different type of vaccine for their second shot. The aim is to increase th...

Africa scrambles as India vaccine export ban bites region

Most African countries rely on COVAX, the World Health Organization (WHO) program built to ensure poor countries have equitable access to vaccines to combat the pandemic, for their vaccine supply. Th...

Chinese companies considers mixing vaccines, booster shots

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese vaccine makers are looking at mixing their jabs and whether a booster shot could help better protect against COVID-19. Sinovac and Sinopharm, the two Ch...

Indonesia satisfied with effectiveness of Chinese vaccine

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesia said Monday that it is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine it is using, after the acknowledgement by China’s top disease control official that ...

Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is conside...

Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is consideri...