Minors aged 12 to 17 and pregnant women will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations next month, and booster shots will be offered people over the age of 59 and front-line medical workers.
President Moon Jae-in redoubled his efforts to make Korea a global hub for Covid-19 vaccine production with an intense round vaccine diplomacy during his trip to the United States for the UN General Assembly.
In a bid to boost the fully-vaccinated rate and guard against the highly contagious Delta variant, Korea is allowing people to book their second shots with leftover Covid-19 vaccines starting Friday.
Half of the Korean population, or 25.11 million adults aged between 20 and 60, are forced to take the second Pfizer and Moderna vaccines six weeks after the first shot. In early August, Jeong Eun-kyeong, head of the Korea Disease...
The Korean government said Monday it will cover all expenses for Covid-19 oral medication if such a treatment is introduced, which is expected to cost over 900,000 won ($765) per dose.
A healthy man in his mid-30s had a bad reaction to his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and ended up dying when his heart gave out Sunday.
The Korean government issued an executive order Friday to secure more hospital beds in areas outside of the Seoul metropolitan area to cope with the continued high number of Covid-19 patients.
Orion Holdings is investing 5 billion won ($4.3 million) in local vaccine maker Quratis for a technology transfer of QTP101, a tuberculosis vaccine candidate for adolescents and adults, the company announced Friday.
Korean biopharmaceutical company Dong-A ST and biomaterial company Ecell have joined a consortium developing an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine in Korea.
Around 140 people received expired Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines at a general hospital in Seoul last week, health officials said Saturday.