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Korea, more than 10 million people have received the COVID-19 vaccine. It's been 105 days since the vaccination started. In the early days, vaccination was delayed due to the controversy over rare thrombosis of the AstraZeneca vaccine and uncertainties in the supply of the vaccine. From today (10th), as Janssen vaccination begins, expectations are growing that it will be able to achieve the target in the first half of this year.

Correspondent Kim Deok-hyun.


On the first day of Janssen vaccination, young men visit medical institutions early in the morning and wait for their turn.

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890,000 people over the age of 30, including reservists and civil defense personnel, are targeted.

Unlike other vaccines, the Janssen vaccine, which entered Korea for the fourth time, only needs to be administered once.

From next month, you will be exempted from the limit on the number of people at private gatherings and you will be able to take off your mask outdoors.

[Yieungbeom / Seoul Gwangjin-gu. Meanwhile, family members, appears to be in good expectations that would have a more positive situation in the future to come to-lost friends -

advance booking began last days dwaetneunde finish in 18 hours, beginning one week reservation It is also expected that the completion of vaccination will be earlier.

From next week, Janssen vaccination will also start in the Jeollanam-do island region.

The Moderna vaccine, which came into Korea on the 1st, will start receiving priority for workers under the age of 30 at medical institutions next week.

At the current rate, the government expects to achieve the goal of primary vaccination for more than 13 million people in the first half of the year.

Janssen vaccine left over at the vaccination site is given priority to those aged 60 and over.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is for the elderly who cannot make a reservation right away due to a shortage of vaccine.

The timing of the introduction of 835,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is scheduled to be additionally imported through COVAX within this month, has not yet been confirmed.

(Video coverage: Park Hyun-cheol, video editing: Hwang Ji-young, VJ: Oh Se-gwan) 

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