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Flu Vaccinations for Children to Start Thursday

Written: 2021-10-13 18:59:13Updated: 2021-10-13 19:55:32

Flu Vaccinations for Children to Start Thursday

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South Korea will begin flu vaccinations for children on Thursday.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said the program applies to some five-point-five million children aged six months to 13 years.

Designated hospitals, clinics and public health centers providing the shots can be searched online ( or through a smartphone app.

Children with egg allergies can receive a special type of flu vaccine as long as they inquire in advance and present a letter from a doctor or written diagnosis.

Flu shot reservations for the elderly, aged 65 and up, will also open online at 8 p.m. Thursday. Bookings are available via a hotline and local administrative call centers as well.

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