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More than 225,000 people vaccinated in S. Korea; 1.05 mil. more AZ vaccines coming before May Updated: 2021-03-05 15:51:29 KST

Nearly a quarter of a million South Koreans have been inoculated since the country's nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program began a week ago.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said that a total of 67,153 people were added to the total on Thursday.
This raised the total to 225,853, zero.4-3 percent of the total population.
More than 221-thousand people got the AstraZeneca vaccine, and 67-thousand people received Pfizer's.
So far, nearly 60 percent of the first priority group have had their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
They include healthcare workers in nursing homes and mental care hospitals aged below 65.
To deliver vaccines to health care workers in Jeju, a military aircraft carried almost 5-thousand doses to the island on Friday morning after departing from Seoul.
This is the first time that a military aircraft has been used to carry vaccines since the nation's rollout began.

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Friday that by May the country will secure enough doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines for more than a million people through the COVAX facility.

"We will have vaccines for 350-thousand people this month and for 700-thousand more people by April or May. So, vaccine doses for a total of 1-million-50-thousand people will be secured."

Prime Minister Chung also asked the KDCA to readjust its vaccination schedule to allow more people to be vaccinated within the first half of this year.
Bae Eun-ji, Arirang News.
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