December 24 According to South Korea’s Central Daily, on the 23rd, several South Korean sources revealed that the special coronavirus vaccine for the U.S. military in South Korea will arrive in South Korea as early as December 24.
This means that the U.S. military base in South Korea will become the earliest place to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in South Korea.
According to the requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first batch of coronavirus vaccines for the U.S. military in South Korea will be provided to doctors, nurses and other medical teams and motorists such as firefighters in South Korea.
After the arrival of the second batch of vaccines, the vaccination will be extended to the officers and soldiers in South Korea and the United States and their families.
The U.S. military base in Hampris, located in Pyeongze, South Korea, is expected to be the first batch of vaccinations.
In September 2019, the U.S. military built a new hospital at Hampris Base, which can accommodate 5,000 inpatients a year, becoming the largest U.S. military hospital in South Korea.
According to the report, Robert Abram, the commander of the U.S. military in South Korea, previously said that “the vaccine provided to the U.S. military abroad is a product of Moderna”.
On the 22nd local time, Mark Milley, Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, also released photos of the vaccination, saying that “this vaccine is safe and effective and will provide strong protection for our military forces.”