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South Korea's Vaccine Rollout Kicks Off: Your Questions Answered Updated: 2021-02-26 15:38:43 KST

So, the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway here in South Korea.
Let's try to answer some questions. We have Dr. Jung Ki-suck, Professor of Medicine at Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital and previously the director of KCDC.

Dr. Jung, those who got their jabs today said it didn't feel much different from the regular flu shot. Is that really the case? Are there any precautions that we should take before and after getting our shots? Are there ways to reduce side effects?



There have been precedents in other countries where people were mistakenly given "higher than the recommended dosage" of the Covid-19 vaccine. In the first week of Australia's rollout, it was Pfizer's actually. There is room for such error as things are done by humans. What happens to our body if we do get a larger dose?

You've been on the administrative side as the head of the nation's CDC. What do you imagine are some of the biggest concerns on KDCA Commissioner Dr. Jeong Eun-kyeong's mind right now and what some challenges awaiting health authorities as we carry on this mass inoculation process?

Thank you, Dr. Jung Ki-suck for speaking with us.

For those of you looking for a comprehensive medical view, join us on News In-depth with Dr. Jung Ki-suck and Dr. Alice Tan right after Newscenter tonight.
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