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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 [...]

New Committee to Investigate Adverse Effects After COVID-19 Vaccination

New Committee to Investigate Adverse Effects After COVID-19 Vaccination

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A new committee will be established to investigate cases of adverse effects after COVID-19 vaccinations in South Korea. The vaccination response team, which operates under the umbrella of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, said Thursday that it will establish a COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Committee to ease public [...]

S. Korea to Begin Booster Shots for People 60 and Older, Medical Workers in Near Future

S. Korea to Begin Booster Shots for People 60 and Older, Medical Workers in Near Future

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will begin administering booster shots for high-risk people, including those aged 60 and older, and medical workers, in the near future, the prime minister said Sunday, amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases following a national holiday. Kim Boo-kyum also noted the Korea Disease Control and Prevention [...]

Gov’t Devises Measures to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination Among Migrant Workers

Gov’t Devises Measures to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination Among Migrant Workers

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has come up with a set of special measures to boost the COVID-19 vaccination rate among migrant workers here as fears of a possible crackdown on unregistered immigrants are holding back their vaccination turnout, officials said Thursday. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the Ministry of [...]

Virgin Pulse Delivers Vaccination Management Solutions to Help Organizations Address and Adhere to New COVID-19 Mandates

Virgin Pulse Delivers Vaccination Management Solutions to Help Organizations Address and Adhere to New COVID-19 Mandates

PROVIDENCE. R.I., Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to the Biden Administration’s recent COVID-19 Action Plan rules and international vaccine regulations and mandates, Virgin Pulse, the leading global provider of tech-enabled health, wellbeing and safety solutions, today announced that it has released new Vaccination Management and Mandate Compliance solutions to help organizations around the world meet evolving mandates [...]

Seoul Launches Vaccination Campaign to Curb Soaring Infections Among Foreigners

Seoul Launches Vaccination Campaign to Curb Soaring Infections Among Foreigners

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan government said Tuesday it will launch a special campaign urging foreign residents here to get vaccinated amid rising COVID-19 infections in the foreign community. Foreigners took up 9.2 percent of Seoul’s new infections in August, up 2.9 percentage points from the corresponding rate of 6.3 percent [...]

Paralyzed Nursing Assistant Recognized as Country’s 1st Industrial Accident Victim Related to COVID-19 Vaccination

Paralyzed Nursing Assistant Recognized as Country’s 1st Industrial Accident Victim Related to COVID-19 Vaccination

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A nursing assistant who suffered paralysis following vaccination for the coronavirus was recognized as a victim of industrial disaster Friday in the first such case in South Korea. The state-run Korea Workers’ Compensation & Welfare Service, under the Ministry of Employment and Labor, concluded that the nursing assistant should [...]