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S. Korea aims to vaccinate over 43 mil. people in 2021, create herd immunity by November Updated: 2021-02-27 12:33:41 KST

Now, South Korea has laid out specific vaccine plans by quarterbased on priorities like maintaining quarantine and medical functions in the country.
With the plan, the country is looking to build herd immunity by the end of the year.
Our Kim Dami has the details.
South Korea aims to vaccinate over forty-three million people within the year, with the goal of creating herd immunity by November.
To do that, the first in line to get vaccinated are medical staff at COVID-19 treatment centers as well as epidemiological investigators.
After inoculating one.three million people within the first quarter, patients aged above 65 and workers at senior centers will be next in line.
Around nine million people will receive their vaccine shots by the second quarter, when Janssen, Moderna, and Novavax vaccines will also be available.
Staff at medical institutions who have not gotten their turn will be included as well.
Starting in the latter half of the year, South Korea will expand its vaccination program to ordinary citizens.
That includes those aged between 18 and 64, public workers like soldiers and police officers, and workers at childcare facilities.
Those who have been inoculated earlier in the year will get the second round of their vaccine shots, as most of the vaccines require two shots.
Those who refuse to be vaccinated earlier in the year will get a different vaccine shot after November.
Considering the vaccination order and increase in the number of vaccines,
South Korea's COVID-19 vaccination response team has pledged to effectively vaccinate the entire population.
Kim Dami, Arirang News.
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