Vaccination reservations for seniors aged 60-74 who have not yet been vaccinated will start today (the 2nd). Starting from the 9th of this month, vaccination reservations for those under 40 will be made sequentially.
Reporter Nam Joo-hyun will explain the detailed vaccination schedule.
There are about 1.27 million seniors aged 60 to 74 who missed the reservation period until early June and did not receive the vaccine.
There was no way to get vaccinated other than the remaining vaccine, but the third quarter vaccination plan changed and an opportunity arose.
If you make a reservation from today to the 31st, you will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at the public health center from the 5th to the 3rd of the next month.
Those over the age of 75 who have not been vaccinated can receive the Pfizer vaccine after making an individual appointment at the Vaccination Center as usual.
[Jung Eun-kyung / Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (July 30): In principle, after all citizens are given the opportunity to be vaccinated, the unvaccinated are given an opportunity, but (the elderly) have a very high risk of serious illness or death... .]
Among those aged 18 to 49, those who are subject to self-vaccination determined by local governments, such as courier workers and environmental sanitation agencies, must make a sequential reservation for four days from tomorrow and receive inoculation from the 17th.
About 17 million people aged 18 to 49, who are subject to the 10 reservation system, will make reservations starting from the 9th.
The vaccination rate, which stayed in the low 30% for a while due to a vaccine supply problem, is slowly rising.
Vaccinations for those aged 55-59 years are in full swing, and those aged 50-54 will start receiving the vaccine from the 16th, and those under the age of 40 will start receiving the vaccine from the 26th.
Health authorities believe that if reservations and vaccinations are done smoothly by next month, the primary vaccination rate, which is currently less than 40%, can be raised to 70%.