South Korea has decided to allow the U.S. military to start vaccinating South Korean soldiers and civilians working with the U.S. Army.
In a statement on Wednesday, Seoul's defense ministry said South Koreans can get the shot if they choose to, but they must be told about the possible side effects and how they're going to be treated if they have an adverse reaction.
U.S. Forces Korea should also give the ministry a list of the Koreans who got the shots so their condition can be monitored.
Near the front of the line for the shots are 40 KATUSA soldiers at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek.
Meanwhile, ten USFK-affiliated individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in South Korea over the past two weeks, raising the total cases to 480.