South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the primary girl, Kim Jung-sook, obtained AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, the Blue Home introduced.
Moon’s vaccination is in preparation for his go to to the UK for the G7 summit in June, his workplace mentioned. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited South Korea, India and Australia to attend the summit as visitors.
One other 9 members of Moon’s delegation have been additionally vaccinated Tuesday in the identical public clinic in Seoul.
The larger image: Beginning Tuesday, adults age 65 and over will obtain AstraZeneca vaccines throughout the nation, the Blue Home added.
In February, the Korea Illness Management and Prevention Company (KDCA) mentioned senior residents can be excluded from AstraZeneca vaccines amid efficacy issues.
Nonetheless, final week the KDCA introduced the federal government had determined to broaden the usage of AstraZeneca vaccines primarily based on analysis from the UK.
In accordance with the KDCA, greater than 680,000 folks within the nation have been vaccinated to date.
South Korea’s Covid circumstances: On Monday, South Korea reported 331 native and 15 imported circumstances of the coronavirus, the KDCA’s information launch mentioned. The Better Seoul Space accounted for 229 of the circumstances discovered.
General, the nation has recorded 99,421 Covid-19 circumstances because the pandemic started. The nationwide coronavirus demise toll stands at 1,704.