More than 60 percent people in South Korea have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, over 39 million people received a full regimen of approved vaccines, accounting for 60.2 percent of the total population.
Meanwhile, the fully vaccinated rate among adults 18 and reached 70 percent, according to the agency.
Hong Jeong-ik, head of the KDCA's vaccination management division, said the shortening of the interval between first and second doses for mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna helped achieve the milestone.
The official added that the country should be able to achieve the goal of fully vaccinating 70 percent of the entire population by the end of the month.
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