Following the AstraZeneca vaccine, the Pfizer vaccine has also passed expert verification, the first step in domestic approval.
The AstraZeneca vaccine was required to be vaccinated from 18 years of age or older, but the Pfizer vaccine could be 16 or 17 years old, authorities recommend.
Along with this, reporter Kim Hyung-rae will give you other questions about vaccination.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety's expert verification advisory group recommended the approval of the Pfizer vaccine.
As a result of clinical trials of 43,000 people in six countries, including the United States, this vaccine showed a preventive effect of about 95%.
In particular, unlike AstraZeneca, which is vaccinated from 18 years of age or older, the advisory group recommended that 16 to 17 years of age are also eligible for vaccination, and to the elderly aged 65 or older as well.
They said there was no problem with safety, but suggested that people who have had a severe allergic reaction in the past need careful observation after vaccination.
Today's (23rd) permit screening is for 13 million people who come separately from the 58,000 Pfizer who will be vaccinated for the first time on the 27th as special income.
We will also summarize questions related to vaccination starting on the 26th.
Are there any cases of not getting the vaccine?
Unlike some countries, vaccination for pregnant women is not permitted in Korea.
In addition, if you have had a severe allergic reaction to the ingredients of the vaccine in the past, you are also excluded.
Can't I get the vaccine if I'm in bad condition?
Mild illnesses such as colds and diarrhea that do not have fever or systemic symptoms do not need to be postponed.
If vaccination is postponed?
If you have corona symptoms such as high fever, or if you have had other vaccines such as flu, you should wait about 2 weeks.
Can I get inoculated even if I get coronavirus?
Even those who are cured are subject to vaccination because antibodies may not develop.
Different vaccinations at first and second time?
Authorities have recommended that they get the same vaccine as the first or second dose, saying there is no medical evidence for cross-vaccination yet.
You also don't have the option of choosing a vaccine.
(Video editing: Seunghee Lee, CG: Sooin Cho)