Korea to Start Coronavirus Vaccinations Next Month

  • By Woo Jeong-shik, Kim Sung-hyun

    January 25, 2021 09:25

    The government announces the country's coronavirus vaccination schedule on Thursday, which will begin next month.

    All eyes are on who will be the first to receive the vaccine, and which brand they will get.

    Nurses are likely to be first since they are on the frontlines of the fight against the virus, together with other medical workers and elderly patients in convalescent hospitals.

    President Moon Jae-in said last week that there should be no priority group other than frontline health workers. He also pledged to take the shot himself first if public fears about safety mount.

    Officials prepare for coronavirus vaccination at a municipal office in Daejeon on Jan. 22.

    Meanwhile, 127 teachers and students at an unregistered evangelical seminary in Daejeon tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

    According to Daejeon city officials, the infections were detected at International Education Mission School. Most of the students are 16 to 18 years old. The school has 122 students and 37 teachers.

    The daily tally of new infections rose again to 437 cases as of Monday morning, after hovering below 400 for some time.

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