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S. Korea to Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Plans This Month

Write: 2021-01-22 18:48:06Update: 2021-01-23 15:19:39

S. Korea to Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Plans This Month

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The South Korean government is expected to announce detailed COVID-19 vaccination plans by the end of the month.

Yoon Tae-ho, director general for public health policy at the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said on Friday that the announcement will include details on priority groups for vaccinations and how vaccines will be distributed and administered. 

The ministry is also expected to disclose which agencies will handle inoculation and how to manage possible allergic reactions. 

Earlier, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said medical personnel working at high-risk facilities and the elderly in nursing homes will be vaccinated first. The government has said it hopes to begin vaccinations from next month.

Those aged 65 or older are also being considered as potential priority groups for vaccination, along with patients with chronic diseases, employees at youth-related education facilities, and first responders working with COVID-19 patients.

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