South Korea’s Central Pandemic Prevention and Response Headquarters said on the 12th that in order to carry out the COVID-19 vaccination work quickly and orderly and strive to achieve herd immunity effect as soon as possible, it plans to launch the COVID-19 vaccination process for adults aged 19 to 49 in September this year.
This is the first time that the government has announced a vaccination plan for the general population.
In his New Year’s message on the 11th, South Korean President Moon Jae-in promised to vaccinated South Korean citizens against the novel coronavirus free of charge from February in three batches.
The first group includes the elderly living in collective facilities and employees in high-risk medical facilities, nursing facilities, welfare facilities;
The second batch is mainly for front-line Pandemic prevention personnel, employees of other medical facilities, people over 65 years old, chronically ill patients, police, firefighters and soldiers, etc.
The third batch is adults between the ages of 19 and 49, with a total of about 22.664 million people.
South Korea’s Central Pandemic Prevention Countermeasures Headquarters said that it is discussing with experts on the order, time and scope of vaccination, such as recommended priority inoculation objects, and will formulate detailed vaccination implementation plans and vaccination plans after careful and rigorous research.
The South Korean government has ordered 56 million COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna.
AstraZeneca will take the lead in delivering to South Korea in February, and Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be delivered in the second and third quarters of this year. The specific delivery time and delivery volume It hasn’t been confirmed before.