Taiwan grants emergency authorisation for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Taiwan's government granted emergency-use authorisation to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, as reported in This is Money.

  • In December, Taiwan said that agreed to buy almost 20 million vaccine doses, including 10 million from AstraZeneca and 4.76 million doses from the COVAX programme.

  • Wu Shou-mei, director general of Taiwan's FDA, noted that the first immunisations with AstraZeneca's vaccine can begin with a week of arrival in the country.

  • The first batch of 200,000 AstraZeneca's vaccine provided by COVAX could begin arriving next week.

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