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Regarding the controversial blood clot AstraZeneca vaccine, the government decided to temporarily suspend vaccinations for some subjects last night (7th), but it is expected to announce whether the vaccination will resume next Sunday after further review.
Reporter Ahn Sang-woo reports.
is a special school in Seoul.
At this school, 99 people, including special teachers and assistants, were scheduled to get the AstraZeneca vaccine today.
But last night, the vaccination schedule became uncertain when the government notified that vaccinations were stopped for those under the age of 60, including this occupational group.
[Kim Jeong-seon/Special School Principal: (Special Schools) all school life is made up of close guidance by teachers.
In order to relieve parents' anxiety, I hope that special teachers will be vaccinated quickly with a validated vaccine.] The
government has decided to resume immunization on Sunday, considering the relationship between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots.
However, even if the vaccination is resumed, there is no less worry.
The vaccination consent rate of special and health teachers is still 69%, which is lower than that of other vaccination groups.
The number of refused vaccinations may increase in the future as the vaccination has been stopped for safety reasons.
[Special school officials: (Even faculty members) AstraZeneca vaccine is a lot of anxiety...
If this happens, I think that many people will not get the AstraZeneca vaccine.] The
longer the cessation of vaccination is, the bigger the problem.
According to the government's vaccination plan, 67% of the 11.5 million people to be vaccinated by the end of June must get the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Pfizer vaccine is in short supply even for vaccinating seniors over 75 years of age.
The schedule for the introduction of alternative vaccines such as Janssen, Modena, and NovaVax has yet to be confirmed.
The government said that there will be no setbacks in achieving collective immunity at the end of November as the vaccination is temporarily suspended.
In the worst case, he explained that he would also review cross-vaccinations with first and second vaccinations with different vaccines.
(Video editing: Hojin Kim)
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