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SK Telecom Helps with COVID-19 Vaccination Through AI

SK Telecom Helps with COVID-19 Vaccination Through AI

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., the country’s largest mobile carrier, said Thursday that it had entered into a business agreement with the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KCDC) for the establishment of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based service designed to help with COVID-19 vaccination. Under this system, SK Telecom’s NUGU AI [...]

S. Korea Suspends AstraZeneca Vaccination Programs Due to Concerns over Blood Clots

S. Korea Suspends AstraZeneca Vaccination Programs Due to Concerns over Blood Clots

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea decided Wednesday to suspend a AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination program for people younger than 60 due to concerns related to blood clots. Set to start on Thursday, AstraZeneca vaccination programs for special education instructors and teachers at kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools, about 70,000 in total, will [...]

S. Korea to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Undocumented Migrants

S. Korea to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Undocumented Migrants

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 400,000 undocumented foreigners in South Korea will also receive coronavirus vaccines. The vaccination committee under the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Tuesday that undocumented foreigners will receive coronavirus vaccines, based upon the same procedures for Korean nationals and registered foreigners. The government had previously announced its [...]

Vaccine Rollout Hiccup Worrisome amid Delayed Shipment

Vaccine Rollout Hiccup Worrisome amid Delayed Shipment

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s nationwide inoculation against the novel coronavirus is expected to lose pace due to vaccination delivery delays as health authorities aim to achieve so-called herd immunity by November. Earlier this week, the authorities announced that a planned delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and Oxford [...]

Hospitals Mired in Disputes over Who is Eligible for Remaining Pfizer Vaccine Doses

Hospitals Mired in Disputes over Who is Eligible for Remaining Pfizer Vaccine Doses

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — As the development of the so-called low dead space (LDS) syringes increased the maximum number of shots a vial of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine can provide to seven from six, South Korean medical institutions are mired in disputes over who is eligible for the remaining vaccine doses. The Seoul [...]

Half of Salaried Workers Willing to Get COVID-19 Vaccine: Survey

Half of Salaried Workers Willing to Get COVID-19 Vaccine: Survey

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — With South Korea’s vaccination program slowly ramping up, a survey showed that half of wage workers are willing be inoculated against the coronavirus. A research team from the College of Medicine of the Catholic University of Korea conducted a survey of 1,103 wage workers nationwide, 48.2 percent of whom said they [...]

Insurers Release Plans for Allergic Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccines

Insurers Release Plans for Allergic Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccines

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance companies are coming up with plans that offer compensation for severe allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccines as South Korea begins inoculations. LINA Korea introduced a new short-term, micro-insurance plan on Thursday that offers compensation for various kinds of anaphylactic shock. If a subscriber suffers from anaphylactic shock for [...]