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Sailors and prisoners to start receiving vaccines on Monday; more Moderna doses to arrive. Updated: 2021-08-23 13:50:25 KST

Do-yeon, now let's talk about the vaccination drive.
A big week lies ahead for South Korea where is the country now in terms of vaccinations?
Mark, sailors as well as inmates at correctional facilities will start to get their COVID-19 jabs on Monday.
The jabs are going to be the Janssen vaccine as it only requires one dose to be considered fully vaccinated and sailors and prisoners need prompt inoculation as they are more exposed to potential outbreaks given they live in such close quarters.
Janssen, however, is only available for those aged 30 or above, so younger people in these groups will receive one of the mRNA vaccines.
Last week, a second batch of around 400-thousand Janssen doses was delivered to South Korea from the U.S.
Speaking of vaccine supplies more Moderna doses are due to arrive at Incheon International Airport at 2:20 PM.
About one million doses will arrive, with the remaining six million coming from the next week and continuing until early September.
This is good news for health authorities as in just three days, the inoculation of people from 18 to 49 starts, the biggest age group for the vaccination drive so far.
As for the status nearly 26 million of those eligible in the country received at least their first dose and the goal is to have number reach 36 million by the Chuseok holidays or Korean Thanksgiving which falls in late September this year.
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