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Most doses in Taiwan’s 5th round of vaccinations will be Moderna

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Most people in Taiwan who make appointments to take jabs in the fifth round will get a Moderna dose as their second shot against COVID-19, according to a CNA report. Th...

Taiwan to allow mixing AZ with mRNA vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow people who have received a jab of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine to take an mRNA vaccine as the second shot, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC...

Taiwan vaccine registration platform opens to everyone 18 and older

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 13) announced that its vaccine registration system is now open to all adults 18 and up, while on Monday (July 1...

Taiwan reaffirms goal of 25% inoculation with 1st dose by end of July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has reaffirmed its goal of having at least 25 percent of the population inoculated with their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July, the Central Epide...

14% of Taiwan residents have received at least one COVID vaccine dose

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 3.48 million people, or 14 percent of Taiwan's population, had received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday (July 11), according to the Taiw...

Philippines relaxes COVID-19 curbs to allow children outdoors

The Philippines on Friday loosened coronavirus restrictions to allow children out of their homes so they can return to parks, playgrounds, and hiking trails in the capital region and some other provin...

Despite ally donations, few Venezuelans get COVID-19 vaccine

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Some Venezuelans got a COVID-19 shot this week thanks to a donation of Cuban-developed vaccines, bringing relief to some residents desperate to protect themselves while simul...

Taiwan to vaccinate 4,300 bus drivers and staff against COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 4,300 bus drivers and station staff on routes from some of the worst affected COVID-19 areas became eligible for vaccinations Friday (July 2), according to the M...

India: Fake vaccines undermine fight against COVID

The discovery of fake vaccination camps in cities like Mumbai and Kolkata has shocked India, with authorities vowing to take firm action against unauthorized inoculations. Media reports say that thou...

Taiwan disease expert opposes prolonging Level 3 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the outbreak of the Delta strain of COVID-19, an epidemiologist on Wednesday (June 30) urged the government not to further increase preventive measures or p...

Former Taiwan deputy minister fined for COVID-19 vaccination despite ineligibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung has fined former Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao NT$15,000 (US$538) and the E-Da Hospital NT$300,000 for an unauthorized COVID-19 vaccin...

Taiwan opens up 'vaccine leftovers' to all adults 18 and up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 25) announced that it will begin offering "leftover COVID-19 vaccines" to adults aged 18 and over who ...

Taiwan's vaccine scheduling system completed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cabinet Spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng (羅秉成) said on Thursday (June 24) the vaccination scheduling platform has been completed and will be launched once there are enough vacci...

Taoyuan now offers COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women across Taiwan: Mayor Cheng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said on Tuesday (June 22) that as the city still has 7,000 remaining doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, pregnant women across Taiwan are ...

Pregnant women, over-65s on Taiwan's new priority list for vaccination

Update: 2:28 p.m., June 22 Pregnant women are allowed to choose between Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, per CECC. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 180,000 pregnant women nationwide are now ...