• COVID Vaccinations For Adults Aged 18-49 To Begin Aug. 26
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COVID-19 vaccinations for people aged 18 to 49 will begin on August 26.

The government's vaccination task force said in a briefing Friday that those born between January 1, 1972 and December 31, 2003, will either get the Pfizer or Moderna shot, both of which call for two doses.

Inoculations will continue through September 30.

Reservations for the vaccines for this broad age group will open on August 9 for 10 days and will be carried out in 10 rounds according to birthdate.

Local governments have also decided to give some people, including restaurant and singing room workers as well as the disabled, within this age group priority access to the shots from August 17, with reservations starting next Tuesday.

In addition. adults aged 60 years and older will get another chance from next month to get vaccinated as well as those that are 75 and up, the latter of which will not need reservations.

The country plans to inoculate 36 million people by September and achieve herd immunity by November.

As of Thursday, a total of 18.72 million people, or 36.5 percent of the country's population, have received their first shots while 7.06 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

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