Some big news to start this evening.
South Korea has secured an extra 40 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine — enough to inoculate 20 million people.
On Saturday, health authorities said that, in 2021, including the past supply already agreed upon, South Korea will receive enough Pfizer vaccines for 33 million people in total.
The country has been receiving Pfizer vaccines weekly since the end of March.
Officials say it’s time now to focus more on giving the shots than securing supplies.
From July, other vaccines, such as those by Johnson and Johnson, Novavax, and Moderna, will be rolled out at full capacity.
A combined 2.7 million-plus doses of those are scheduled for the first half of this year.
By September, enough vaccines to inoculate 50 million people will be rolled out with at least 12 million people getting them by June.
So far, the government has secured enough vaccines to inoculate nearly twice South Korea’s population.

Reporter : tkim@arirang.com

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