<Anchor> The

government announced that it has decided to introduce 1.5 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines from Romania. However, the schedule for the introduction of 6 million doses of Moderna vaccine, which was scheduled to be brought in by this weekend, is still unconfirmed.

This news was covered by Yoo Seung-hyeon, a medical reporter.

<Reporter> The

Pfizer vaccine from Romania is 1053 thousand doses, and the Moderna vaccine 450,000 doses.

It will arrive twice tomorrow (the 2nd) and on the 8th, and the Pfizer vaccine was purchased from the Romanian government and is valid until the 30th of this month.

In the case of Moderna Vaccine, we get paid in return for providing medical supplies to Romania.

The validity period varies from November 12 to December 5 depending on the quantity.

[Lee Ki-il/Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters 1st Controller: As it is supplied in Korea, it is planned to be used for vaccinations between 18 and 49 years of age. It is expected that the vaccination plan will be more comfortable with the additional supply of the vaccine.]

Regarding the point that the Moderna vaccine

to be delivered from

Romania is a product of a Spanish company with foreign substances found in Japan, the quarantine authorities said, "The company is the same, but the serial number is the same. It’s different,” he explained.

A date for the introduction of the 6 million episodes Moderna is expected to send by this weekend has not yet been confirmed.

The health authorities said, "We expect that we will be able to enter enough," but "If we do not arrive in time, it may affect the implementation of the vaccination plan."said.

It can be difficult to get the first dose of 70% of the people before Chuseok.

Health authorities are continuously requesting that Samsung Biologics be supplied with the quantity to be produced on consignment in order to reduce this supply-demand instability, but added, "Nothing has been decided yet."

(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol, video editing: Choi Eun-jin, CG: Jo Su-in) 

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