Disparities in the outcomes of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts indicates that putting together a plan for vaccination is just as important as securing doses for distribution.
The United States,… one of the first countries to start vaccinating its population against the COVID-19 virus, successfully distributed more than 41 million doses,…. but only half that number has been administered as of Saturday.
"I think what we're seeing is that there was certainly a plan for vaccine, there wasn't a plan for vaccination, and the two are different."
The country's health officials say it is crucial to secure a sufficient vaccine distribution infrastructure, including more vaccine centers, as well as educated vaccinators and other necessary personnel.
Meanwhile, Israel is sprinting ahead with its vaccination drive,… thanks to its high-tech medical system.
The country's digitally stored health records allow medical experts to easily prioritize key groups and make contact with those who need to be invited for shots.
According to the health ministry, around 28-percent of the entire population received the first doses of Pfizer's vaccine as of Friday.
South Korea has secured more than enough doses to vaccinate the entire population,… but as the country's first rollout nears, health experts say providing education to medical institutions and personnel will be crucial.
The South Korean government also aims to put a system in place, allowing people to make reservations for their COVID-19 vaccines.
Choi Min-jung, Arirang News.