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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 [...]

SK Bioscience Kicks Off Phase 3 Clinical Trial of its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

SK Bioscience Kicks Off Phase 3 Clinical Trial of its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean drugmaker SK Bioscience Co. said Monday it has begun the phase three clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. GBP510, under development by SK Bioscience, a unit of the country’s No. 2 family-controlled conglomerate SK Group, was administered to the first participant. It comes nearly three weeks [...]

Gangnam District to Distribute Tag Holders to Restaurants and Cafes to Identify Vaccinated Customers

Gangnam District to Distribute Tag Holders to Restaurants and Cafes to Identify Vaccinated Customers

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Gangnam District is distributing tag holders to restaurants and other multi-purpose facilities that can be used to inform others about whether each group of customers includes a COVID-19 vaccine recipient. In accordance with the government’s vaccination incentives policy, the district came up with the initiative to prevent unnecessary [...]

Experts Divided over Decision to Offer AstraZeneca Vaccine Those in 30s and 40s

Experts Divided over Decision to Offer AstraZeneca Vaccine Those in 30s and 40s

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Medical experts are divided over the government’s decision to alleviate age requirements for the AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, which was originally available only to those over 50 years of age. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency introduced new measures last week that allow citizens over 30 years of age [...]

S. Korea Allows Administration of Leftover AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses to Younger Population

S. Korea Allows Administration of Leftover AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses to Younger Population

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea on Friday allowed administration of leftover AstraZenenca COVID-19 vaccine doses to people aged 30 and over amid concerns over unused vaccines being wasted, health authorities said. The country had so far only allowed vaccines manufactured by British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University to people aged 50 [...]

SK Bioscience’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Enter Phase 3 Clinical Trial

SK Bioscience’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Enter Phase 3 Clinical Trial

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean drugmaker SK Bioscience Co. has won an approval to conduct the phase three clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, drug authorities said Tuesday. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said GBP510, under development by SK Bioscience, a unit of the country’s No. 2 family-controlled conglomerate [...]