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tomorrow (17th), if a surplus vaccine is released from a medical institution, it will be able to give a second inoculation. The way to do this is to make a reservation on the same day through SNS or put your name on the hospital in advance. If the second dose is given with the remaining vaccine, the interval between vaccinations can also be shortened.

First news, this is reporter Choi Ho-won.

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those who received the first dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the second dose is set 6 weeks later.

However, starting tomorrow, you can contact a medical institution and put it on the preliminary list of remaining vaccines, or you can get the second dose sooner than 6 weeks by making a reservation on the same day on SNS.

[Kim Ki-Nam / Head of Vaccination Planning Division, Vaccination Response Team: Pfizer can take 3 weeks, Moderna 4 weeks, and AstraZeneca 4-12 weeks. Vaccination is possible not only at the medical institution that received the primary inoculation, but also if there is residual vaccine in other medical institutions.]

Tomorrow, if the Pfizer primary immunizer was vaccinated before the 27th of the last month, Moderna 1st immunizer will be vaccinated before the 20th of the last month If received, a second dose of the remaining vaccine is possible.

Even those who have already contacted a medical institution and made a reservation about a week in advance, if there is residual vaccine, they may receive it at intervals of 3 or 4 weeks earlier.

However, you cannot apply for a vaccine different from the previously scheduled secondary vaccine.

If you apply for a reservation for the remaining vaccine, the existing reservation for the second vaccination will be automatically canceled.

Those who have not applied for the remaining vaccine appointment may receive the second dose on the previously set date.

Starting at 8 p.m. the next day, online reservations for about 5 million adults over the age of 18 who have never been vaccinated will begin.

They will be vaccinated from the 1st of the next month, and the type of vaccine will be decided by Pfizer or Moderna depending on the supply and demand situation.

The quarantine authorities said that there will be no disruption in the supply and demand of vaccines, with 871,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine being introduced tomorrow following the 1302,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine yesterday.

(Video editing: Park Ji-in) 

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