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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 [...]

Vaccinations to Begin for High School Seniors, Cram School Teachers amid Record-breaking Virus Surge

Vaccinations to Begin for High School Seniors, Cram School Teachers amid Record-breaking Virus Surge

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — High school seniors and teachers will get vaccinated starting July 19, and cram school teachers will be eligible for vaccine shots next week, the education ministry said Thursday, as the country has reported a record-breaking surge in infections. The Ministry of Education said at a briefing the vaccinations will [...]

Airlines Set to Take Off for Overseas Vacation Spots as Vaccinations, Demand Increase

Airlines Set to Take Off for Overseas Vacation Spots as Vaccinations, Demand Increase

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean airlines are revving up their preparations to take off for Guam and other overseas tourist spots with vaccinated people as such destinations begin to welcome inoculated travelers without quarantine. To allow group tours of fully vaccinated Koreans to such holiday destinations, the South Korean government is in [...]

Vaccine Recipients in S. Korea Share Inoculation Experiences Online

Vaccine Recipients in S. Korea Share Inoculation Experiences Online

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — With coronavirus vaccinations restarting in South Korea, netizens are looking up articles and posts by vaccine recipients to better understand the vaccines and for reassurance. These online articles by vaccine recipients talk about the type of vaccine, physical status such as age and health conditions, post-inoculation symptoms, and the [...]

Paid Leave for Vaccine Recipients is Pie in the Sky for the Self-employed

Paid Leave for Vaccine Recipients is Pie in the Sky for the Self-employed

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the increasing number of Koreans receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, paid leave for vaccinations are something that small business employees, the self-employed and freelancers cannot afford. They are being subject to another round of hardships, after they failed to enjoy the benefits of the previous work-at-home policies. Last month, the [...]

S. Korea’s COVID-19 Vaccinations Ramp Up amid Safety Woes

S. Korea’s COVID-19 Vaccinations Ramp Up amid Safety Woes

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is accelerating its COVID-19 vaccination campaign one week after its first vaccine rollout, and more people are expected to receive their first shots despite controversies over recent reports of deaths. On Friday, the country began its long-awaited inoculation program, with health care workers and patients aged under [...]

Start of COVID-19 Vaccinations Injects Optimism and Hope into Koreans

Start of COVID-19 Vaccinations Injects Optimism and Hope into Koreans

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — With the long-awaited launch of the public vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in South Korea on Friday, many citizens and medical workers nationwide went through mixed feelings of relief, hope and cautious optimism and revealed expectations for an imminent end of the pandemic. About 13 months after its first confirmed [...]

S. Korea Decides to Allow Troops, Citizens Working for USFK to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

S. Korea Decides to Allow Troops, Citizens Working for USFK to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry decided Wednesday to allow South Korean soldiers and civilian workers affiliated with the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) to get COVID-19 vaccinations shipped from the U.S. for its troops stationed here, officials said. The South Korean troops affiliated with the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army, known [...]