A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in South Korea. A spike in cases has led to concerns about securing domestic vaccine supply. Photo: EPA-EFE A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in South Korea. A spike in cases has led to concerns about securing domestic vaccine supply. Photo: EPA-EFE
A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in South Korea. A spike in cases has led to concerns about securing domestic vaccine supply. Photo: EPA-EFE

South Korea considers vaccine export curbs amid fears of fourth wave of coronavirus infections

  • South Korea is exporting the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine but with infections at a three-month high, a top official said ‘all options are on the table’ to secure supply
  • Health experts say restricting exports would damage the country’s credibility as a trustworthy contract manufacturer of vaccines

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in South Korea. A spike in cases has led to concerns about securing domestic vaccine supply. Photo: EPA-EFE A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in South Korea. A spike in cases has led to concerns about securing domestic vaccine supply. Photo: EPA-EFE
A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in South Korea. A spike in cases has led to concerns about securing domestic vaccine supply. Photo: EPA-EFE
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