There are many people in their 30s and 40s these days who get the AstraZeneca vaccine left at medical institutions. Some people are concerned about the side effects, but the health authorities emphasized that the benefit is greater for those in their 30s or older to be vaccinated.

This will be reported by Yoo Seung-hyeon, medical reporter.

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23,900 people received the AstraZeneca residual vaccine the day before (the 17th) and yesterday for two days.

Among them, about 20,400 people in their 30s and 40s, when the age limit for vaccination was lifted, accounted for 85.6% of the total.

In response to some experts' concerns about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people in their 30s and 40s, health officials have emphasized that the benefits of vaccination are greater.

This is especially true now, when there are around 2,000 confirmed cases.

[Kim Ki-Nam / Head of Vaccination Planning Team, Corona 19 Vaccination Response Team: Considering the current situation where the fourth epidemic is in progress due to the delta mutant virus, it is analyzed that the (AstraZeneca vaccine) benefits are large for those over the age of 30.]

Health authorities is developing a booster vaccination plan to counter the delta mutation that makes the vaccine less effective.

We are reviewing the vaccination interval, type of vaccine, and priorities, starting with high-risk seniors who have completed two doses of vaccination in the first half of the year to receive additional vaccinations.

With the end of reservations for the 10-part system for those aged 18 to 49 today, additional reservations have started until the 18th of the next month.

The reservation rate for people in their 40s and younger is 60.4%, and it is expected to exceed 70% if you include those who have already been hit.

[Jung Dong-hwan / 20s, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do: I think the atmosphere of trying to get along quickly is a little strong. I think I should get it soon too.]

18-49 year olds get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and the health authorities will text you on a weekly basis starting tomorrow.

Also, regarding the Moderna vaccine, which caused supply disruption, the supply amount and timing for the end of August and September will be announced as early as this Sunday.

(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol, video editing: Jeong Seong-hoon, CG: Kang Kyung-rim, VJ: Shin So-young)