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S. Korea advises pregnant women, those aged 12 to 17 to get COVID-19 vaccines Updated: 2021-08-31 07:14:36 KST

On the vaccination front South Korea will roll out COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women as well as juveniles aged 12 to 17.
Health authorities have decided to advise pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19, after assessing that the vaccine does not pose a serious risk to their health.
The inoculation plan will be announced in September and vaccinations will likely begin in the fourth quarter, once people aged between 18 to 49 complete their first round of inoculations.
Pregnant women will receive vaccines from either Pfizer or Moderna while for juveniles it's likely that only Pfizer will be used.
As of now, Pfizer's vaccines are the only ones that have been confirmed safe and effective for kids over 12 years old by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
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