South Korea to start vaccinating elderly in April

South Korea to start vaccinating elderly in April
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  • calendar-gray 15 March 2021

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency revealed on Monday that the government plans to start vaccinating its citizens older than 75 and other vulnerable groups against the COVID-19 from April, APA reports citing Teletrader.

The health authorities explained 3.64 million elderly people would be inoculated in the first week of next month using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, while nearly 5 million people aged between 65 and 74 are scheduled to receive AstraZeneca's jab in May. In total, around 12 million people in South Korea should be vaccinated in the first half of the year.

Seoul so far secured vaccines to vaccinate 79 million people through the World Health Organization's COVAX program.l

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