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Unvaccinated people among eligible group allowed for walk-ins starting from October 8th Updated: 2021-09-30 17:00:22 KST

Starting October 18th, those eligible for a coronavirus vaccine who haven't gotten one yet will be able to do so without a reservation.
The government's going to allow walk-ins as part of efforts to get as many people vaccinated as possible.
Reservations have been open for weeks, but there are still more than five million people who have not booked theirs.
The highest reservation rate is among people in their 50s at over 11 percent, followed by those 18 to 29 at around 8 percent.
The government once again emphasized that a return to normal life will require people to quickly get vaccinated and for senior citizens to be kept safe.

"The recent cases have occurred among people who are unvaccinated, so those of you who have not gotten your shot, please reserve one for October by Thursday at 6 PM.

Reservations for booster shots for those aged 75 or older will also begin next Tuesday at 8 PM.
If you're fully vaccinated already, it could soon become important to have proof of it with the government discussing a vaccine passport system.
You can either get a free paper certificate online from the government or get a mobile version on an official app called "COOV."
Local community centers also have stickers as proof that you can put on your ID card.
The government warned that any forgery or falsification of these documents could result in criminal penalties of up to ten years in prison.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, South Korea reported 2,5-hundred-64 new COVID-19 cases.
It's a new record for that day of the week as has been the case every day since the end of the Chuseok holiday.
The rise in cases means the government is likely to extend the current distancing rules for another two weeks.
A government advisory panel met Wednesday night to discuss what to do next Monday when the current measures expire.
A final decision will be announced on Friday.
Kim Sung-min, Arirang News.
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