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primary vaccination rate exceeded 64%. According to the government's goal, 70% of the first vaccination is possible within this week before the Chuseok holiday. Of course, to combat the delta mutation, the second dose has to be rushed.

Reporter Jeon Yeon-nam reports.

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yesterday (11th), the number of people who received the first vaccine exceeded 33.13 million.

As of December of last year, 64.5% of the 51.34 million citizens with resident registration.

As of the last 10 days, the primary vaccination rate (63.9%) has already surpassed 62.1% in the United States and 62.2% in Japan.

About 2.8 million more people need to be vaccinated to reach the government's target of 70% primary vaccination rate, but considering that there were 3,133,000 people receiving primary vaccinations last week, it is likely to be achieved this week.

However, there are significant differences by age.

Of those aged 60 and over, 91.4% received the first dose, but only 25.1% of those in their 20s.

In addition, in order to respond to the highly contagious delta mutation, the second inoculation must be completed, and the secondary inoculation rate is less than 40%, unlike developed countries in Europe, where most of them are more than 60%.

[Lee Ki-il/Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters 1st Controller (the day before): If parents of seniors over 60 have not yet completed their vaccinations, family gatherings with a large number of people in various areas can be very dangerous.]

After Chuseok, the government is planning to make it possible for those receiving the second dose to easily reserve the remaining vaccines through SNS so that they can advance the vaccination schedule.

If the completion rate of the second inoculation reaches 70% by the end of next month, the transition to the quarantine system for coexistence with Corona is also expected to be discussed from mid-November for two weeks after which antibodies are sufficiently formed.

(Video editing: Lee Seung-yeol)