<Anchor> If you get the
corona vaccine, you will be given various benefits such as exemption from quarantine when traveling abroad.
From next month, those who received the vaccine in other countries will also enjoy the benefits, but Korean citizens and military personnel working in the USFK are not receiving these benefits even after receiving the vaccine early.
Reporter Lee Ho-gun reports exclusively.
Mr. A, who works as a military officer in the USFK, received up to two doses of Moderna vaccine at the base earlier this year.
Even though I received the vaccination card issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, I have not received any vaccination benefits that were introduced one after another since last May.
The reason is that our health authorities do not have vaccination data.
[Mr. A / USFK military officer: It is difficult because the vaccination certificate is not in the (government) system. I was vaccinated, but now the Republic of Korea does not officially recognize that they have been vaccinated.] From
next month, those who have been vaccinated abroad will receive the same benefits, but they are also omitted here.
[Disease Management Agency officials: the USFK He's just that that is not -
as Mr A USFK troops working in our people the right to pre-vaccine more than 10,000 people.
There are even more if you include 2,000 KATUSA Soldiers, but all of them were excluded from vaccination benefits for the same reason.
Military personnel over the age of 60 who have already been vaccinated have been contacted by our health authorities to get vaccinated.
[Mr. A / USFK military official: When I asked, 'I got vaccinated at the US base, is it okay to get it again?', they said, 'There is no instruction for that, so we don't know, so please call someone else' (he said.)] About
12,000 people benefited from the vaccine It is a situation where both the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not aware of this.
[Ministry of Health and Welfare official: I know that we benefit from it together. You should check with the CDC. .] It is known that the
health authorities are belatedly negotiating a plan to share data on Koreans vaccinated with USFK.
(Video editing: Kim Jong-tae)