Korea is speeding up booster shots for the elderly, the sick, people in their 50s, soldiers, police and firefighters amid soaring infections and hospitalizations.
Korea donated AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam and Thailand, as 60 percent of its population has completed their shots.
President Moon Jae-in said 70 percent of the country’s population will be vaccinated with a second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of October, a month earlier than the initial plan.
As the country battles with a vaccine supply glitch amid its fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government on Friday reversed the age restriction on AstraZeneca's vaccine, imposed last month due to a risk of serious blood clots, to allow...
SK Bioscience’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate GBP510 won approval to start Phase 3 clinical trials, the company said Tuesday.
Health authorities on Monday acknowledged for the first time that a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine was the cause of death for healthy soldier in his 20s who died last month after receiving the shot.
People in their 50s will be eligible for vaccination with the Moderna shot starting July 26, while the age limit for the AstraZeneca vaccine was raised to 50 and older due to concerns over rare blood clots, according to health authorities Thursday.
People who registered to get the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Korea this month but had their vaccine appointments delayed due to supply shortages will have to reserve for a Pfizer shot instead, starting Wednesday.
Starting in July, all adults in their 50s, school teachers and high school seniors will be eligible for their first Covid-19 shots, which will be expanded to everyone over 17 from August.
While the government pushes to speed up Covid-19 vaccinations, some people have seen their first AstraZeneca appointments abruptly canceled after vaccine supplies fell short across the country.