As COVID-19 vaccinations for the over 60s are set to begin later this month, South Korean health authorities have once again emphasized, that they are "absolutely necessary," and safe.
Data shows,.. that 95 percent of all reported COVID-19-related deaths are among those over the age of 60.
But a single vaccine dose can reduce the risk of infection by 89 percent, and 100 percent in preventing death.
"COVID-19 has proven to be extremely fatal for the over 60s,but vaccines are the "safeguard",not only for their health,… but also for their lives."
Along with efficacy, vaccine safety has also been tested,.. as more than 1.3 billion shots have been given to people in some 164 countries.
Only point-5 percent of all vaccine recipients in South Korea reported adverse reactions, in line with the global average.
Most were mild symptoms, such as natural immune reactions.
The over-60s have tended to show fewer symptoms,which experts say,is completely fine.
"Some people don't have ANY symptoms. That's because of individual differences, not because of antibodies. Having no symptoms is also part of forming antibodies, so don't worry."
And so far, no direct cause has been found in any of the post-inoculation deaths in South Korea.
Along with efforts to boost public confidence, the nation's authorities are close to approving a fourth COVID-19 vaccine - the one made by Moderna.
An expert panel on Thursday, gave the greenlight, leaving only one more review stage,before final approval is granted.
Lee Kyung-eun, Arirang News.