• Govt Plans To Secure COVID-19 Vaccines For 60 Pct Of Population

Image: Yonhap News
Image: Yonhap News
South Korea plans to procure enough coronavirus vaccines to administer to 30 million people, roughly 60 percent of its population.

Under a COVID-19 vaccine plan discussed at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, the health ministry said it will seek to get vaccines for 10 million people from the COVAX Facility, set up by the World Health Organization and global vaccine alliance Gavi.

The ministry said the rest will be acquired through arrangements with private companies.

It is expected that two doses of a vaccine will be needed for an individual to acquire immunity against COVID-19.

The ministry added that based on demand and progress made by local pharmaceutical firms, the government will aim to secure vaccines for a further 20 million people, which would allow everyone in the country to get vaccinated.

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