Today (30th), the number of new corona cases is expected to be around 1,700, more than yesterday. The government today announces vaccination plans for August, including those aged 18-49.
Reporter Bae Jun-woo reports.
quarantine authorities announce the 'August vaccination plan' at a regular briefing this afternoon.
Vaccinations for 17 million people between the ages of 18 to 49 are expected to begin as early as the end of next month.
Pfizer will be the main vaccine to be used against them, but Moderna vaccine will be used together.
Moderna was not able to deliver the 2 million doses scheduled for this month due to 'manufacturing process problems', but decided to supply a significant amount of the volume next week.
A total of 29 million doses will arrive in Korea next month, including 28 million doses of the vaccine directly contracted by the government with AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna and 830,000 doses of AstraZeneca supplied by the vaccine joint purchase organization.
In September, an additional 42 million servings will be supplied.
The supply from August to September is used for the second inoculation in their 50s and the primary inoculation in their 40s and under, and the amount of vaccine seems to be sufficient.
Considering the total amount of vaccines to be introduced in the future, the government expects that the goal of primary vaccination for 36 million people will be sufficiently achieved by September.
The goal is to achieve herd immunity by completing the second vaccination by November.
The first dose of Pfizer vaccine for senior high school students and high school staff ends today, and the second dose will be administered between the 9th and 20th of the following month.