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S. Korea to Cut Dosage Interval for COVID-19 Booster Shots on Senior Citizens

S. Korea to Cut Dosage Interval for COVID-19 Booster Shots on Senior Citizens

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea decided to cut the dosage interval between primary vaccination and COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for senior citizens and others in high-risk facilities in a move to curb breakthrough infections and serious cases, health authorities said Wednesday. Booster shots for people aged 60 or older can be administered [...]

Fraud Alert & Public Safety Warning: Organized Fraud Ring Selling Fake or Non-Existent COVID-19 Vaccines and PPE Products

Fraud Alert & Public Safety Warning: Organized Fraud Ring Selling Fake or Non-Existent COVID-19 Vaccines and PPE Products

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Following reports by victims and witnesses throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe – the Lerman Law Firm (Cathy Jackson Lerman, P.A.) is issuing an International Fraud Alert warning of an ongoing scheme to defraud the public involving the sale of fake and/or non-existent Covid-19 vaccine products [...]

Rate of Adverse Reaction Reports for COVID-19 Vaccinations Declines Steadily

Rate of Adverse Reaction Reports for COVID-19 Vaccinations Declines Steadily

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The rate of adverse reaction reports among individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 currently stands at about 45 per 10,000 vaccinations in South Korea, the health authority said. The nation’s vaccination response team, which operates under the umbrella of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, said that the rate of [...]

Seoul Announces Incentives for Vaccinated Overstayers

Seoul Announces Incentives for Vaccinated Overstayers

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Illegal stayers who want to leave South Korea voluntarily after completing COVID-19 vaccination will be given various incentives, including exemption from fines, the Ministry of Justice said Friday. The government will waive fines and suspend reentry restrictions for fully vaccinated illegal stayers choosing to voluntarily depart from South Korea [...]

S. Korea to Begin Inoculating Pregnant Women, Younger Children Next Month

S. Korea to Begin Inoculating Pregnant Women, Younger Children Next Month

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is poised to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to pregnant women and younger children starting next month as part of its inoculation campaign. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) will announce the list of fourth-quarter vaccine recipients next Monday to achieve its goal of herd immunity [...]

Global Vaccine Hub Push Needs More Tailored Backing

Global Vaccine Hub Push Needs More Tailored Backing

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — In August, President Moon Jae-in announced South Korea’s ambitious plan to become a global hub for the production of COVID-19 vaccines with support of 2.2 trillion won (US$1.92 billion) over the next five years, starting with the development of the country’s first homegrown vaccine. Although the pharmaceutical industry welcomes [...]

Hwaseong to Offer One-stop Vaccination Service for Undocumented Foreign Workers

Hwaseong to Offer One-stop Vaccination Service for Undocumented Foreign Workers

HWASEONG, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Hwaseong, south of Seoul, announced that it will start offering a one-stop service for unregistered foreign workers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Any unregistered foreign worker can visit a nearby COVID-19 testing center to receive a vaccination without having to make a prior reservation. Foreigners over 30 [...]