South Korea hopes to reach herd immunity by November

South Korea hopes to reach herd immunity by November 5
South Korea hopes to reach herd immunity by November 5

A record 875,000 people were vaccinated on June 7, bringing the total number of people vaccinated with the first dose to 8.45 million, equivalent to 16.3% of the population.

This measure has worked.

On June 7, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed optimism that more than 14 million people could be vaccinated with the first dose by the end of June and 36 million by September. By November, about 36 million (

Speaking at the cabinet meeting, Mr. Moon said the government’s goal is to create conditions for people to have a `safe and comfortable` summer vacation and to gather with family without wearing masks during the holiday.

He also applauded health authorities for their efforts to dispel public doubts about vaccines in a short time and help change the situation.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in injected the AstraZeneca vaccine in Seoul, March 23.

South Korea reported 435 new infections on June 8, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases to 145,091.

Starting from February 26, the country’s vaccination program encountered many obstacles such as delayed vaccine reception and supply shortages.

The vaccine shortage was overcome when different types of vaccines appeared, including one million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine provided by the US to the Korean military, which will be used from June 10.

Dr. Choi Jae-wook, a preventive medicine expert from Korea University of Medicine, said: `A month ago, people were still skeptical. Their attitudes have now changed and many people are trying

However, Mr. Choi said that more needs to be done to compensate people who experience serious side effects or death related to vaccines, to reduce people’s concerns about vaccination.

`Medical experts including myself have asked the government to expand the compensation program and pay more money to people who experience side effects,` Mr. Choi said.

According to him, the government is aiming to vaccinate more than 80% of the elderly by the end of June. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said that 48.2% of the elderly are 60 years of age or older (

Health authorities announced on June 8 that they will provide vaccination confirmation labels for people who have received two doses of the vaccine to affix to their identity cards, in addition to paper and digital certificates.

Teacher Bryan Lee, 60, is waiting for his turn to be vaccinated.

`It would be nice to have a choice, but each type has different strengths, weaknesses and side effects. Therefore, I think the choice is not really important. I just want to get vaccinated immediately to prevent Covid

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