More than 40 million people have received the COVID-19 vaccine at least once. Starting today (12th), additional booster shots will be given to medical staff at the Corona treatment hospital after completing the inoculation.

By Kim Jung-woo, staff reporter.


In 228 days after starting the corona vaccine at the end of February, the cumulative number of first doses exceeded 40 million.

77.9% of the total population and over 90% of those aged 18 and over were vaccinated.

Vaccination was completed in 68.9% of the population over the age of 18, and about 7 out of 10 adults.

But still, around 5 million adults over the age of 18 have never been vaccinated.

The quarantine authorities re-emphasized the need for vaccination, saying that 83% of the confirmed patients did not complete the vaccination, and the severe prevention effect exceeded 73% of those who completed the vaccination.

It is now possible to vaccinate on the same day by calling the hospital without prior reservation.

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have completed vaccination The booster shot, which is additionally vaccinated after 6 months, also starts for the first time in Korea.

The first target of application is 45,000 medical staff working at 160 corona treatment hospitals across the country, who will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Influenza vaccination has also started in earnest, and from today, influenza vaccination for the elderly over 75 years of age will begin on the 18th and those over the age of 70 on the 18th and those over the age of 65 on the 21st.