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Gov’t to Begin Vaccinating Children Aged 5-11 Against COVID-19 in Late March

Gov’t to Begin Vaccinating Children Aged 5-11 Against COVID-19 in Late March

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will begin vaccinating children aged 5-11 against COVID-19 late this month, Interior Minister Jeon Hae-cheol said Monday. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines for children has been sufficiently proven abroad while COVID-19 patients aged 11 or under have surpassed 15 percent of all cases in the country, Jeon [...]

Men in 20s Struggle with Hair Loss Following COVID-19 Vaccinations

Men in 20s Struggle with Hair Loss Following COVID-19 Vaccinations

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Several male recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine are struggling with severe hair loss. A 23-year-old man surnamed Ahn, began experiencing hair loss two weeks after being vaccinated with the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna Inc. last October. The hair loss continued, and after two weeks, his [...]

Gov’t to Offer Up to 5 mln Won in Medical Fee Assistance to Students with Post-vaccine Symptoms

Gov’t to Offer Up to 5 mln Won in Medical Fee Assistance to Students with Post-vaccine Symptoms

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to offer up to 5 million won (US$4,200) in medical fee assistance for treatment of post-vaccination side effects among students, officials said Tuesday, as the country plans to expand the vaccine pass system to include 12- to 18-year-olds in March. According to the education ministry, students [...]

Controversy Sparks After Coffee Franchise Uses Colored Stickers to Indicate Vaccination Status

Controversy Sparks After Coffee Franchise Uses Colored Stickers to Indicate Vaccination Status

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Netizens expressed displeasure online after a coffee shop franchise distinguished vaccinated and non-vaccinated customers by affixing stickers of different colors to customer cups. A post written on an online community on Thursday talked about how a local coffee shop attached different colors of stickers based on the customer’s vaccination [...]

Frustration Grows as S. Korea Imposes Restrictions on Unvaccinated Population

Frustration Grows as S. Korea Imposes Restrictions on Unvaccinated Population

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the South Korean government imposing entry restrictions on the unvaccinated population to curb the spread of COVID-19, frustration continues to grow among those who have avoided vaccination due to concerns related to underlying diseases or other side effects. Among them, many office workers are beginning to feel the [...]

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 [...]