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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 [...]

Vaccination Efforts Face Slowdown After Authorities Lift Vaccine Pass Policy

Vaccination Efforts Face Slowdown After Authorities Lift Vaccine Pass Policy

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The effort to bring up the rate of individuals receiving 3rd booster shots for COVID-19 is being curtailed as the government lifted the so-called ‘vaccine pass’ policy on Tuesday, which was originally introduced to encourage vaccinations. Korea’s Central Disease Control Headquarters reported that only 61.4 percent of the population [...]

Kiteworks Protects Employee and Contractor PHI; Enables Compliance with HIPAA and Vaccine Mandates

Kiteworks Protects Employee and Contractor PHI; Enables Compliance with HIPAA and Vaccine Mandates

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Kiteworks, the leading platform for ensuring regulatory compliance and effectively managing risk with every send, share, receive, and save of sensitive content, announced today that customers can use Kiteworks for uploading, sharing, and storing vaccine-related protected health information (PHI) for employees, contractors, visitors, students, and educators. In doing [...]

Booster Shots for Adults Can be Given 3 Months After Primary Vaccination

Booster Shots for Adults Can be Given 3 Months After Primary Vaccination

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Booster shots for adults can be administered three months after their primary vaccination, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday, amid rising concerns over a surge in COVID-19 infections. The decision to cut the dosage interval between primary vaccination and booster shots for people aged 18 or older was announced [...]

S. Korea Ships 290,000 More Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine to Vietnam

S. Korea Ships 290,000 More Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine to Vietnam

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea shipped 290,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam on Thursday, in addition to its earlier donation of 1.1 million doses last month, Seoul’s foreign ministry said. An airplane carrying the vaccine departed from Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, earlier in the day and will arrive [...]

Vaccine Incentives Coming for Those Inoculated with Chinese Vaccines Overseas

Vaccine Incentives Coming for Those Inoculated with Chinese Vaccines Overseas

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Individuals who have been inoculated with Chinese COVID-19 vaccines in overseas countries will soon be eligible for vaccine incentives in South Korea. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters announced on Tuesday that it was briefed by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency about how to improve the [...]

People Recovering from COVID-19 Can Develop Antibodies with 1st Round of Vaccination: Study

People Recovering from COVID-19 Can Develop Antibodies with 1st Round of Vaccination: Study

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team revealed that people who have been infected with coronavirus can develop enough antibodies with a single shot of vaccine, which normally requires two shots. A research team from Myongji Hospital studied the developments of antibodies and other side effects of two medical staff who [...]