Medical workers under the age of 30 receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Seoul. (Photo: Yonhap)
Authorities have assured there will be no COVID-19 vaccine supply issues during the third quarter when the national vaccination program opens up to adults aged 18 to 59.
Health ministry spokesman Son Young-rae told a briefing Monday that the country will have enough doses to inoculate an additional 40 million people.
The figure is nearly double the government's goal of administering first shots to 22 million people in the July-September period.
The spokesman added that it is likely most of the people who register to get the shots in the next three months will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
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