Korea will give out Covid-19 booster shots to adults in their 50s, patients with underlying diseases and Janssen recipients starting next month.
The government launched a new government-private sector committee to draw up a roadmap for the post-pandemic transition to normalcy by the end of this month.
SB17, a Samsung Bioepis biosimilar referencing psoriasis treatment Stelara, is in Phase 3 clinical trials, the company said Tuesday.
The first death in Korea after a Janssen Covid-19 vaccine was reported Sunday, while five people were accidentally administered five doses of the vaccine each last week, apparently without ill effect.
Gyms and indoor golf driving ranges in some parts of Seoul will be allowed to stay open until midnight starting from Saturday in an effort to help revive small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Korea's Covid-19 vaccination campaign is gaining momentum as over 80 percent of the elderly population have either signed up for or have already received a shot, or two, as of Friday.
People over 59 years old will get first dibs on Covid-19 vaccines left over from canceled appointments starting Friday.
Koreans in the military reserves stormed an online reservation system when bookings for Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Covid-19 vaccine opened at midnight Monday.
Korea confirmed its first case of an unusual type of blood clotting in a young man who got an AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot.