Vaccination for seniors over 75 will begin today (1st day).

This is the first time the general public has been vaccinated.

Separate transportation is also provided for people with reduced mobility.

This is reporter Kim Deok-hyun.


From 9:00 am today, 46 vaccination centers nationwide will begin vaccination for the elderly aged 75 or older.

Of the 2,400,000 people who have consented to vaccination, 86% or 1.75 million will be vaccinated. However, as the investigation is still underway, the number of applicants for vaccination is expected to increase.

The Pfizer vaccine to be used for vaccination was transferred to each region, and an additional 250,000 people entered the country yesterday morning.

As with the conventional vaccination procedure, the vaccination is given through preliminary examination by medical staff, and after vaccination, you can watch for adverse reactions for 15 to 30 minutes, and if there is no problem, you can return home.

Before vaccination, you should check the scheduled date and go to the vaccination center according to the schedule.

You should avoid high-intensity exercise, long bathing, or drinking alcohol, which may be annoying to your body the day before.

If it is difficult to come directly to the vaccination center, you can use the shuttle bus provided by the local government.

If you experience mild symptoms such as fever or body aches after vaccination, you should take an antipyretic and take a break.

It is recommended to stay with family or acquaintances for a day or two after vaccination in case of emergency.

If you have any questions about vaccination, call the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or call centers for local governments.

Meanwhile, Chung Eun-kyung, head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is also scheduled to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Cheongju Public Health Center this morning.