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.
President Moon Jae-in said Monday that his upcoming trip to the United States will be used to make Korea a global hub of vaccine production.
Too much talk from a number of government officials is amplifying public anxiety and confusion over the slow-moving vaccine program. Instead of presenting a clear outline and data on the much-awaited vaccination, they pour out...
Korea kicked off Covid-19 vaccine reservations for the last group of people over 60 on Thursday, while the country’s Covid-19 cases shot up to 715, the highest since late April.
Some of Korea’s largest companies including Samsung and LG have decided to give employees paid leave when they get Covid-19 vaccinations -- for up to three days.
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.
The United States is open to sharing Covid-19 vaccines with North Korea if it gets a request, CNN reported Tuesday, which could be a step toward resuming diplomatic dialogue with Pyongyang.
Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine passed the first of three stages of government review for use on Monday — moving a step closer to becoming the fourth company to have a vaccine approved in Korea following AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
Seniors between 70 and 74 faced system errors trying to book Covid-19 vaccinations online Thursday in cities nationwide, the first day reservations were open to members of the public in that age group.
Some 170 Koreans residing in India, a Covid-19 hotspot which may have produced a more transmissible virus variant, returned home Tuesday on a special flight.