However, from today (the 5th), vaccination will start again. Pfizer vaccines are available for seniors aged 60 to 74 who have had an appointment and have not received the vaccine. A second dose is also started, with cross-vaccination for children under 50 years of age. 

Reporter Lee Seong-hoon explains the details of vaccination. 


Starting today, the number of priority recipients to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 300,000.

It is targeted to seniors aged 60 to 74 years who have not been able to make a reservation even after making a reservation because there is not enough AstraZeneca vaccine, and essential social workers under the age of 30 who have not been vaccinated due to concerns about the occurrence of 'rare thrombosis'.

Vaccinations will be held at immunization centers nationwide until the 17th, and all will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

However, those aged 60 to 74 who have canceled reservations or postponed vaccinations due to health reasons will receive the Moderna vaccine from the 26th.

The second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine will also start in the first half of the year.

As the recommended age for AstraZeneca vaccine is changed from '30 years old or older' to '50 years old or older', 'cross-vaccination' with Pfizer vaccine is made for those under the age of 50.

In particular, Pfizer vaccination, which was only available at vaccination centers, will be expanded to more than 2,000 consigned medical institutions, including hospitals and clinics, from the second half of the year.

Residual vaccines can be checked and reserved through the Naver or Kakao app in the same way as before.

If vaccination goes smoothly in the second half of the year, the number of first-time vaccine recipients next month is expected to exceed 20 million, and the inoculation rate will rise to 40%.