December 28 According to South Korean media reports, South Korean Ministry of Defense spokesman Fu Shengyu said on the 28th that the U.S. military in South Korea will soon request the Ministry of National Defense to negotiate the vaccination of non-commissioned officers of the South Korean military support group (KATUSA) against the novel coronavirus.
At the same time, the U.S. military in South Korea will start vaccination from the 29th.
Fu Shengyu said that at present, the South Korean Disease Management Agency, the U.S. military in South Korea and the Ministry of Defense are communicating on this issue.
The U.S. military in South Korea will consider whether to vaccinated according to the wishes of non-commissioned officers and Korean employees of the South Korean Support Corps.
On the other hand, according to relevant personnel of the U.S. military in South Korea on the 28th, the U.S. military headquarters in South Korea will start vaccination against the novel coronavirus from the 29th, targeting medical personnel and other necessary manpower.
It is reported that whether to vaccinate or not is up to individuals, but the U.S. military in South Korea tries its best to encourage everyone to vaccinate.
On December 25, a freight flight FX5230 carrying a special coronavirus vaccine for the U.S. military in South Korea arrived in South Korea.
The batch is said to be about 1,000 doses of Modna vaccine obtained from the Emergency Use Authorization of the Food and Drug Administration (EUA). Medical personnel and logistics personnel of the U.S. military in South Korea will be given priority to vaccination.