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COVID vaccines

Taiwan begins contested rollout of new Medigen domestic vaccine

Island joins small global group of COVID-19 vaccine producers

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen receives a dose of Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp.'s COVID-19 vaccine at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei on August 23. 

TAIPEI -- Taiwan on Monday joined a small group of the world's COVID-19 vaccine producers as it rolled out a new domestic vaccine made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp.

President Tsai Ing-wen was one of the first Taiwanese to receive a dose of the protein subunit vaccine. But the rollout has been met with relatively little fanfare because of misinformation shared on social media and criticism from the opposition Kuomintang.

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