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World's vaccination campaign speeds ahead, and S. Korea is one of them with close to 30% inoculation rates Updated: 2021-06-24 05:57:32 KST

South Korea's vaccination campaign pushes forward, now administering more than 30-thousand doses a day.
As of Wednesday, more than 15 million people have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine so far, more than 10 million of the jabs from AstraZeneca.
That particular vaccine has been the cause of some concern since the start of the campaign because of rare side effects, but a new study from Oxford shows that it's effective against the highly contagious Covid variants, Delta and Kappa, first found in India.
South Korea has now inoculated almost 30 percent of its population, and 8 percent are fully vaccinated.
Next in line are high school graduates 18 or older who'll be taking this year's College Scholastic Ability Test.
Their turn will come in August before they come together to take the mock test this September.
Meanwhile, worldwide, more than 2.7-1 billion doses have been given, which is enough to fully vaccinate more than 17 percent of the global population.
But these doses have skewed towards the more economically advanced countries.
A Bloomberg report shows that 26 of the world's wealthiest countries have access to more than 24 percent of the doses needed for full vaccination, though they account for only 10 percent of the world's population.
There are a few major countries that have now fully vaccinated most of their population, farthest ahead being Israel, and not far behind is the U.K.
Kim Yeon-seung, Arirang News.
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