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Taiwan is banking on a homegrown Covid vaccine as it struggles to secure supplies

  • Taiwan is banking on a homegrown Covid-19 shot to speed up its inoculation program as the island and many countries struggle to secure vaccine deliveries from major drug companies.
  • The locally produced Covid vaccine from Medigen Vaccine Biologics was rolled out last week, with President Tsai Ing-wen receiving her first shot of the two-dose vaccine last Monday.
  • Some critics have questioned the approval of Medigen's vaccine, which was cleared for emergency use after completing only phase two clinical trials in Taiwan with no available efficacy data.  

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