"Equity and solidarity must form the core of our efforts," she told a high-level meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response held at UN Headquarters.
Moderna said its shot generated an 8.7-fold increase in neutralising antibodies against BA.2.86, compared with an untreated natural antibody response in clinical trials in humans.
Officials say the drive aims to avert the risk of a surge of newer Omicron variants.
Families can now get up to 20 million won even if autopsies were not conducted.
Based on the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government plans to study how to provide medical services, among other measures, and aims to revise the plan around next summer.
After Covid-19’s reclassification to class 4, most people, with the exception of high-risk individuals, must pay for the entire cost of the test, ranging from 20,000 won to…
Additionally, starting next year, people not deemed at high risk of developing severe illness must also pay for their own vaccination as well as Covid-19 treatments.
Subsidies such as financial aid and paid vacation expenses to low-income patients will be axed, but authorities stressed that it would continue to provide free vaccinations for…
Demand for Covid-19 vaccines has dropped sharply since 2021 when they first became available.
The surge was due to increased costs for countermeasures against the novel coronavirus and other factors, including the ageing population.