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.
A healthy soldier in his 20s died Sunday, six days after receiving a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, and authorities will investigate any correlation between his death and the vaccine.
Korea kicked off Covid-19 vaccinations for people aged 60 to 64 and military troops under 30 on Monday, and recorded the highest number of newly vaccinated people for a single day with more than 837,000.
Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin is under fire after the city's recent proposal to secure Pfizer doses for 30 million people was confirmed to be fake.
Teachers at daycare centers, kindergartens and elementary schools will receive Pfizer or Moderna shots in July so they are fully vaccinated ahead of the full-time return of pupils in the fall semester.
Deaths following Pfizer jabs are exceeding those after AstraZeneca shots, although experts say that many of the casualties were over the age of 74, with weaker immune systems and pre-existing medical conditions.
Health authorities announced Wednesday they will conduct a study on mixing and matching Covid-19 vaccines, after a foreign study found the inoculation of two different vaccines to be safe and effective against the virus.
With new batches of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines soon to be delivered, the country’s vaccination campaign is expected to speed up this week after lagging due to vaccine shortages.
Health authorities will ease the social distancing scheme from the second half of the year after completing vaccination for the older population in June, stating that a large number of the vulnerable population will be immunized by then.
After suffering from a severe third wave of Covid-19 infections, Israel became the first country to declare victory against the coronavirus, saying its citizens will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors from April 18.