next month, Pfizer vaccines will also be available at general hospitals.
This is because the cryogenic storage conditions have been slightly relaxed.
In Daegu, a man in his 30s who received the Janssen vaccine died, and a causal relationship is being investigated whether it is because of the vaccine.
Correspondent Jang Se-man.
Pfizer vaccine, which was only available at government-designated vaccination centers, will be available at general hospitals from next month.
The government said it will decide which hospitals will participate in Pfizer vaccination after collecting opinions from the medical community and local governments.
Pfizer vaccines were difficult to manage because they needed to be stored at very low temperatures, but as the government recently eased some handling conditions, storage has become more convenient, making it possible to vaccinate at general hospitals.
The current corona vaccine vaccination rate has risen to 23% of the total population, and if the Pfizer vaccination window is expanded, the rate of vaccination is expected to gain more momentum.
[Sohn Young-rae / Head of Social Strategy Team, Central Accident Remediation Headquarters: If this trend continues, we believe that the original goal of inoculating more than 13 million people by the end of June can be smoothly achieved.]
The first case of death after the Janssen vaccine, which started last week for people in their 30s, was also reported.
A man in his 30s who was vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine in Daegu on the 10th was transferred to a university hospital due to symptoms of high fever, but died early today (13th).
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the deceased had an underlying disease and is investigating a causal relationship with the vaccine.
For a lawmaker in Buan, Jeollabuk-do, who over-inoculated 6 people with each person who came to receive the vaccine, the Jeonbuk Provincial Office decided to exclude it from the vaccine consignment agency.
Five over-vaccinated people are currently hospitalized, and it is known that four have no adverse reactions while the other one has symptoms of high fever.
(Video coverage: Jeong Seong-hwa, video editing: Won-hee Won)