Today (26th), the corona vaccine was started for those in their 50s. However, in response to the news that there is a problem with the production of the main vaccine, Moderna, in the second half of the year, the types of vaccines are also constantly changing.
Reporter Park Soo-jin reports.
A university hospital in Seoul. Moderna vaccination has begun for 55-59 year-olds.
[Moon Young-sook/55 years old, moderna vaccinated person: When I made a reservation, I also waited without sleeping since 12:00 in the morning. After getting it, I feel relieved.]
However, it is not easy to get Moderna vaccine right away.
[Park Ji-young / Head of Vaccine Introduction Support Team, Central Accident Remediation Headquarters: Moderna has been notified that there is an issue related to production. The (inoculation) schedule may be adjusted in some cases like Moderna.]
Of the 40 million doses of Moderna vaccine the government has purchased, only 1.15 million doses have been introduced so far.
Due to the delay in the introduction of the Moderna vaccine, the quarantine authorities changed to the Pfizer vaccine only for those vaccinated in the metropolitan area this week, and then made them all receive Pfizer next week.
Hospitals and clinics that only vaccinate Moderna are an exception.
100,000 people between the ages of 60 and 74 who have changed or canceled reservations will also receive the vaccine starting today, but it has changed from Moderna to Pfizer's parallel vaccination.
Businesses with affiliated clinics will receive the vaccine tomorrow, education and care workers will start the day after tomorrow, and high school students other than high school students will be vaccinated on the 10th of next month.
Meanwhile, for the first time, the government recognized the causality of vaccines and cases of deaths due to myocarditis after vaccination.
This 20-year-old man died six days after complaining of chest pain after the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
(Video coverage: Park Hyeon-cheol, Kim Min-cheol, Video editing: Kim Jun-hee, CG: Lee Jong-jeong, Jang Seong-beom)