S. Korea to roll out vaccine against FMD by May


By Kang Yoon-seung, Yonhap News Agency (S.Korea)

March 31, 2021


EOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's agricultural ministry said Wednesday it plans to roll out vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) by May as the country raises its guard against the potential outbreak of the acute infectious viral disease.


Under the plan, all cattle and goats from 117,000 farms across the nation, estimated at 4.25 million units, will be required to receive the jabs, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.


The inoculation program will be carried out through mid-May.


Domestic pigs are excluded as they are already vaccinated through separate programs, the ministry added...