On 23 March 2021 Tuesday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in aged 68, got the AstraZeneca vaccine as a safety measure for his upcoming trip to the United Kingdom for the G7 summit, which is expected to happen in June. Moon, along who will be accompanying him on the trip, were vaccinated.
According to the reports by WHO, AstraZeneca Vaccine has been stated to be effective and safe. In spite of receiving few reports about the vaccine resulting in Blood clots, WHO states that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the few rare cases, and so encourages the continuation of the vaccine.
Beginning of the Drive
The Country has also begun vaccinating senior citizens and health workers in an attempt to accelerate the vaccination drive. There have been many apprehensions about the COVID Vaccine, and many people not just in South Korea but around the world seem hesitant to get vaccinated. In an attempt to reassure South Korea’s citizens, Prime minister Chung Sye-Kyun, in a meeting on Tuesday, told that he would get the vaccine.
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