The number of first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Korea exceeded 13 million cumulative today (15th).

The Corona 19 Vaccination Response Promotion Team (promotional team) announced that as of 2:30 p.m. today, the cumulative number of primary vaccinations exceeded 13 million.

This is equivalent to about 25.3% of the total population (51,349,116 people as of December last year).

This is the record achieved on the 110th day after the first vaccination was started on February 26th.

According to the previous cumulative vaccination record, 1 million people on April 5, 39th day, 3 million people on April 29th, 63rd day, 7 million people on June 4th, 99th day, 8 million people on June 7th, 102th day On June 10, the 105th day, the number exceeded 10 million, respectively.

The government achieved the vaccination target for the first half of the year by a month.

The government initially set the goal of completing the first vaccination for 13 million people by this month, but as the supply of vaccines became smooth, the number of vaccinations in the first half of the year was increased to '13 million + α', up to 14 million. It is caught.

The government plans to complete the first vaccination for at least 36 million people by September and form herd immunity in November.

Looking at the progress of vaccination so far and the current progress, the government started vaccination at the end of February, starting with workers in nursing hospitals and nursing facilities under the age of 65, and those who were hospitalized and inpatients. Fire and Coast Guard, etc.), special education and health teachers, and those over 75 years of age were sequentially expanded the target of vaccination.

Currently, the first dose of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine is administered to 60-64 year-olds, and the first Pfizer vaccine is administered to military personnel under the age of 30.

The Janssen vaccination, which started on the 10th, for reserve soldiers aged 30 to 60 years old, civil defense personnel, and defense and diplomatic personnel will be conducted until the 16th.

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