January 28 South Korea’s Disease Management Agency announced the COVID-19 vaccination plan and timetable on the 28th, saying that it is striving to form “herd immunity” by November.
According to the vaccination plan announced on the same day, the South Korean epidemic prevention department will carry out vaccination in batches from February.
In the first quarter of this year, the medical staff, the elderly and staff in nursing homes will be vaccinated first, and then the staff of medical institutions, quarantine personnel, epidemiological investigators, etc. will be vaccinated.
The first vaccination centers are located in the National Central Medical Center in Seoul.
In the second quarter, vaccination services will be provided for people over 65 years old, employees of welfare facilities for the disabled, etc.
The number of vaccinated people is expected to reach 10.3 million in the first half of the year.
Starting from the third quarter, vaccination services will be open to the general population between the ages of 18 and 64.
Inoculation adopts an appointment system, and the vaccination certificate can be obtained after two vaccinations.
Zheng Yinjing, director of the South Korean Disease Control Agency, said at a press conference on the same day that the goal of vaccination is to minimize the number of deaths caused by COVID-19, stop the spread of the epidemic in the community, and strive to form “herd immunity” by November.
According to the report of the Central Epidemic Prevention and Response Headquarters of South Korea on the 28th, from 00:00 to 24:00 local time on the 27th, there were 497 new confirmed cases in South Korea, with a total of 76,926 confirmed cases; 8 new deaths, a total of 1,386 deaths; and a total of 66,016 cases were cured.