The government announced that by the end of October, 90% of the elderly and 80% of adults will be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the prerequisites for 'step-by-step recovery', that is, 'with Corona' will be achieved.

Although the number of confirmed cases has been increasing recently, the government emphasized that it would prepare for the implementation of a gradual recovery of daily life, seeing that the fatality rate and severity of the disease have been stably maintained due to the effect of vaccination.

The Corona 19 Vaccination Response Promotion Team (Promotion Team) announced the 'Corona 19 Vaccination 4th Quarter Implementation Plan' today (27th) and predicted the vaccination rate of the elderly and adults.

According to the promotion group, 90% of those aged 60 years and over, with the current vaccination completion rate of 87%, have completed the vaccination by the end of next month, considering the high compliance rate (99. predicted to do.

Adults over the age of 18 have only 53% of the vaccination completion rate, but it is expected to rise to 80% by the end of October, considering the reservation status and the current Pfizer/Modena vaccination interval of six weeks.

The promotion team said, "As a result of mathematical modeling of the outbreak of COVID-19, when more than 90% of people aged 60 and over and 80-85% of those aged 18-59 complete the vaccination, the number of new patients and critically ill patients decreases." It was explained as a prerequisite for ‘With Corona’.

The promotion team said, “The interval between Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has been reduced from 6 weeks to 5 or 4 weeks,Starting from the 1st of next month, if new vaccinations are started for those who do not have reservations, the vaccination rate can increase rapidly."

With Corona is a quarantine system that focuses on managing critically ill patients rather than devoting resources to suppress the occurrence of confirmed cases.

The 4th pandemic of COVID-19 is spreading further starting from Chuseok, but the government is in the position that the plan for a gradual transition to daily life recovery at the end of October is valid.

In a special interview with the local private broadcasting association the day before, Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom said, "At the end of October, 70% of the people will be vaccinated. It will narrow the space for corona activity. Then we will be able to go to the next stage." said there is no change.

Jung Eun-kyung, head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), urged people to participate in vaccination, which is the fastest and safest way to recover from COVID-19 in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, as of the 23rd of last month, Korea's vaccination completion rate (44.0%) was the 31st among the 38 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the primary vaccination rate (72.4%) was the 13th.

The countries with the highest vaccination completion rates were Portugal (84.5%), Iceland (80.2%), Spain (77.6%), Denmark (74.9%), Chile (73.2%), Ireland (72.9%), Belgium (71.8%), and Canada ( 70.0%), Norway (66.0%) and the United Kingdom (65.4%).