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New Taipei mayor gradually begins implementing vaccine passports for Taiwan’s largest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) announced on Saturday (Jan. 15) that the city would begin implementing vaccine passports, beginning with school campuses. Hou said...

Taiwan president, vice president prepare to receive COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will receive their third COVID-19 shots Saturday (Jan. 15) morning, according to an announcement by the ...

Nurse from Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 12) announced that a nurse has tested positive for COVID and that she is not tied to the cluster of cases at ...

Chile starts fourth vaccine dose as coronavirus cases rise

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile is implementing a fourth vaccination dose for some citizens as the number of daily coronavirus infections rises. President Sebastián Piñera was present o...

India starts booster shots for vulnerable amid omicron surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — Healthcare and front-line workers along with people above age 60 with health problems lined up Monday at vaccination centers across India to receive a third dose as infections linked ...

U.K. gov't advisers recommend against 4th vaccine dose

LONDON (AP) — U.K. government advisers have recommended against giving a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to nursing home residents and people over 80 because data shows that a third shot offers lastin...

Taiwan president, vice president urge public to get booster shot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 ) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) have both stated they will receive a booster shot following the Central Epidemic Command Center’s...

Hospitalizations skyrocket in kids too young for COVID shots

Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 soared in recent weeks to their highest level since the pandemic began, according to government data released Friday on the only age group not y...

Taiwan urges booster for all adults 3 months after receiving 2nd vaccine dose

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Jan. 7) announced that it has cut the waiting period for a booster shot after two doses of a COVID vaccine f...

Taiwan set to shorten interval for booster to 3 months due to Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will reportedly shorten the interval between the second dose of a COVID vaccine and a booster shot. In response to the expan...

Mexico COVID-19 infections up, especially at tourism centers

LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — COVID-19 infections are rising across Mexico, especially in two states home to major tourism destinations on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that were busy during the holiday...

High court confirms justices have received COVID-19 booster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says all nine justices have received COVID-19 booster shots. The court's confirmation came Tuesday amid the omicron variant surging and in-person arguments over vac...

Live updates: CDC signs off on Pfizer extra dose measures

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has signed off on two measures to increase access to additional doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. The CDC on Tuesday ...

Taiwan identifies 2 pilots with COVID-19 as imported cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two pilots infected with COVID-19 were imported cases, most likely from the United States, and unrelated to a local outbreak at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, repor...

FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges

The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12. ...