Philippines Health Officials Try To Build Trust in Routine Vaccines

Voice of America

The Philippines is ranked in the top five globally for the highest number of zero-dose children. There are many kids who are only partially vaccinated for diseases that require multiple shots including measles.


Lithuania’s Vaccine Donation Sparks a Shopping Spree in Taiwan

Bryan Chou

Taiwanese people thanked Lithuania for the donation of Covid-19 vaccine by buying Lithuanian chocolate and beer. Some proposed visiting the Baltic country after the pandemic.


Covid: Japanese Frustrated At Slow Vaccine Rollout

Deutsche Welle

With Japan marking the unwelcome milestone of 10,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, there are growing indications that the public is becoming impatient at the government’s slow rollout of the vaccine.


Global Vaccination Is Still a Jab in the Dark

East Asia Forum

Asian countries have largely done a good job containing Covid-19, but the slow rollout of vaccination programs threatens to undermine their successes.


Indonesian Government Official Threatens Legal Trouble For Those Who Refuse Covid-19 Vaccine

Tonggo Simangunsong

An Indonesian government official has spoken of penalizing citizens who refuse mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. Human rights organizations and experts have condemned the idea.


Taiwanese Health Official Warns Against Reliance on Coronavirus Vaccines

Voice of America

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung warns people globally to keep up their guard against Covid-19 even as vaccines emerge.


Vaccine Seen as Potentially Shoring up China’s Image in Indonesia, the Philippines

Voice of America

China could gain favor in Southeast Asia’s two biggest countries if its vaccines work.


OPINION: Girls in Hong Kong Will Get Free HPV Shots. What About Boys?

Nelson Lau

Hong Kong will vaccinate schoolgirls against HPV. It should vaccinate boys as well.


Fear and Censorship in China Following Latest Vaccine Scandal

Global Voices

The low-quality vaccines have not been shown to harm anyone, but citizens are outraged as another scandal has rocked China's pharmaceutical companies. And internet censors are out in full force.

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