primary vaccination rate was close to 38%. The vaccination rate, which has stalled for a while, is slowly rising, and from this month, a large-scale vaccination for under 49 years of age is also starting. In addition, older adults aged 60 to 74 are given the opportunity to be vaccinated.
Reporter Nam Joo-hyun will explain in detail.
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 3rd quarter vaccination plan changed and an opportunity arose.
If you make a reservation from tomorrow (2nd) 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.
[Jeong 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 risk of serious illness or death is very high... .]
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 reservation for four days from the day after tomorrow and receive inoculation from the 17th.
More than 17 million people aged 18 to 49 years old who are subject to the 10 reservation system will make reservations sequentially 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 between the ages of 55 and 59 are in full swing, and those aged 50 to 54 will start receiving the vaccine from the 16th, and those in their 40s and younger 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%.
(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol, video editing: Park Ji-in)