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South Korea and Moderna signed an agreement to purchase 20 million vaccines

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Yonhap News Agency on December 31st, the South Korean Department of Disease Control announced at a press conference on the 31st that it had completed the signing of a 20 million vaccine procurement contract with the American pharmaceutical company Moderna. As a result, the government secured 56 million copies of the coronavirus vaccine.

20 million copies of Modner vaccine will be available in the second quarter of next year. The government originally planned to purchase 10 million doses of Modner vaccine, but the contract was eventually doubled, and the supply time was also advanced from the third to the second season.

The South Korean government has previously signed a contract for the procurement of 10 million vaccines with the COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Program (COVAX) and a contract with AstraZeneca for the procurement of 10 million vaccines. On the 23rd of this month, it signed a vaccine procurement contract with Yang Sen (6 million) and Pfizer (10 million copies) Purchase contract.

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