Vaccinations Start in Korea at Last

  • By Kim Sung-mo

    February 26, 2021 13:03

    Coronavirus vaccinations finally started in Korea at 9 a.m. Friday.

    The first doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine are being administered to patients under 65 in nursing homes and medical professionals. They were manufactured under license here by SK Bioscience.

    Some 5,266 patients and workers in over 200 nursing homes nationwide are getting their shots on Friday and the rest within five days.

    A vial of AstraZeneca's vaccine and syringes are prepared at a public health center in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis

    On Saturday, vaccinations also start for some 54,498 frontline health workers, who will be given Pfizer's vaccine, which was delivered here through the WHO-led COVAX Facility.

    Meanwhile, as the daily tally of new infections still hovered around 400 again as of Friday morning, health authorities decided to maintain the current lockdown level until March 14.

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