South Korea to buy coronavirus vaccines for 44 million people

The ordered doses of vaccines will be enough to inoculate 88% of the country’s population

The South Korean authorities will buy vaccines against coronavirus for 44 million people.

Reported by Yonhap.

South Korea has reportedly pre-ordered 64 million doses of vaccines for 34 million people from four companies:

AstraZeneca Inc.;
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen;

In addition, the vaccine for 10 million people will be purchased as part of COVAX, a global vaccination project of the World Health Organization.

Pre-ordered doses of vaccines will be enough to inoculate 88 percent of the country’s population. They will be delivered to South Korea in February.

However, the country’s Ministry of Health has not yet decided when to start a vaccination program for the population.

As you know, on December 8, vaccination of the population against coronavirus began in the UK. The first vaccination was made by a 90-year-old British woman.

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