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additional confirmed cases exceeded 600 again in four days. The number of people vaccinated is also steadily increasing, but the advance reservation rate is also high, so there is a slight shortage of AstraZeneca vaccines for seniors over 60. Health authorities have decided to vaccinate these elderly people with the remainder of the Janssen vaccine.
This is the exclusive report by Yoo Seung-hyun, medical reporter.
This is an official letter from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) received by a medical institution receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
The goal is to obtain as much residual vaccine as possible through the smallest residual syringe and vaccinate to those aged 60 to 74 who pre-order.
This is because there is a shortage of about 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for them due to the high pre-registration fever.
When I inquired at a medical institution, they said that it would not be possible to inoculate about 10 people who booked next week even if they used the least residual syringe.
So, the health authorities made it possible to match the remaining amount of Janssen vaccine to AstraZeneca first-time subscribers aged 60 to 74.
It's like a hard book.
The problem is that the Janssen vaccine is starting tomorrow (10th) right now.
It is not easy to deal with it as you have to contact each person to ask for your intention to get vaccinated and set the date.
[Consigned medical institution doctor: (Jansen vaccine) should be used within 3 hours after opening, but it is a little bit... There are many problems.]
Even if a vaccine shortage is expected, the entrusted medical institution has also issued guidelines to inoculate as much as possible without canceling reservations.
It may be a burden to the outsourced medical institution if the elderly reservations cannot receive the inoculation on-site.
The health authorities also changed the guideline that the existing AstraZeneca vaccine reserve list should be used only until today, so that it can be used until the 12th.
(Video editing: Park Ji-in, VJ: Oh Se-gwan, CG: Han Jeong-woo·Lee Yeon-hee)