today (6th), appointments for AstraZeneca vaccinations for seniors aged 70-74 will begin. However, although the effectiveness of the vaccine has been confirmed in Korea, the number of people who will get the vaccine has decreased.
Reporter Nam Joo-hyun on the report.
<Reporter> The number
of senior citizens who begin vaccination in May and June is 8,46,000,000 from 60 to 74 years old.
The first of these, for those aged 70-74, that is, born in 1947-51, the vaccination appointments begin today at 10 am.
Vaccinations You can make a reservation online or on-line at the website, or you can make a reservation by phone through the 1339 call center, or you can get help at the Eup, Myeon-dong Community Center.
Ahead of the full-scale vaccination, the percentage of respondents who said they would get the vaccine decreased.
It was 61.4% in the April survey, down 6.6 percentage points from the last March survey.
Concerns over adverse reactions were the most, followed by disbelief about the effectiveness of the vaccine, and that it was because the desired vaccine could not be obtained.
[Yoon Tae-ho/Head of the Central Accident Control Headquarters: Excessive Concern about Side Effects. There are such areas, so we will continue to guide you and strengthen government support in relation to the side effects of vaccines… .]
The effectiveness of the Corona 19 vaccine has already been confirmed in Korea.
In fact, a group infection occurred in a church in Goesan-gun, North Chungcheong Province last month, and 36 people, including church members, were confirmed.
For those over 60 years of age, the prevention effect after 2 weeks of the first vaccination is as high as 86% for the AstraZeneca vaccine and 89.7% for the Pfizer vaccine.