• Seoul District Official Says First Day Of Vaccination Campaign Running Smoothly
A medical worker at a long-term elderly care center in Seoul’s Gangnam District tells reporters vaccines are being administered with no major issues on Feb. 26, 2021. (Photo: TBS)
A medical worker at a long-term elderly care center in Seoul’s Gangnam District tells reporters vaccines are being administered with no major issues on Feb. 26, 2021. (Photo: TBS)
[Anchor]

South Korea launched on Friday its COVID-19 vaccination drive.

Hundreds of patients at convalescent hospitals and nursing facilities nationwide were administered their first dose of AstraZeneca's two-dose regimen.

Our Ron Chang got a firsthand look at the process at one of the vaccination sites in Seoul.

[Reporter]

There was a lot of excitement and anticipation here at the Gangnam Community Health Center this morning.

Reporters were able to see where some of the AstraZeneca vaccines were being stored and vials being transported via an ambulance and police convoy to a long-term care facility for the elderly in the Segok-dong neighborhood.

The jabs were administered to 100 people here over the course of about two hours.

Each recipient was monitored for 15 minutes for any potential side effects.

Gangnam District chief Jeong Sun-kyun made an appearance and said he hopeful that the vaccines will put an end to this drawn out pandemic.

He also relayed that those who were getting the shots said they felt very honored to be among the first, and overall, the inoculation campaign seemed to be going smoothly on Day 1.







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