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South Korea's first self-developed new crown vaccine is discontinued and faces destruction

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Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 23. With the increase in the vaccination rate of the new crown vaccine in South Korea, the improved version of the new crown vaccine will be uniformly administered from the third dose in the future. SK Biosciences has suspended the production of South Korea's first self-developed new crown vaccine, and the existing inventory has been destroyed. The possibility becomes higher.

Bai Jinglan, director of the Department of Disease Management, said at a press conference on the 23rd that the existing monovalent vaccines are almost useless, and their destruction is inevitable. She said that the public is advised to receive bivalent vaccines, and medical institutions will be arranged to stop inoculating monovalent vaccines.

SK Biosciences announced on the same day that due to the low vaccination rate of the new crown vaccine "SKYCovione" developed by the company, it did not produce finished products after delivering the first batch of vaccines to the government. Now that the government proposes production requirements in the future, the company will restart production and supply at that time.

As demand for existing vaccines plummeted, drugmakers such as Moderna and Pfizer turned to producing improved vaccines, but SK Biosciences has yet to develop an improved vaccine. "SKYCovione" left the factory and opened in September this year, but when the vaccination rate of the new crown vaccine has exceeded 95%, the vaccination rate of this vaccine is extremely low. According to data from the Department of Disease Management, the cumulative number of people vaccinated with this vaccine is only more than 2,000. (Finish)

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