South Korea is considering a COVID-19 inoculation plan for pregnant women and children aged 12 to 17.
Health authorities have decided to advise pregnant women and children aged 12 and above to get vaccinated, after assessing that the vaccine does not pose serious risks to their health.
Health authorities are also recommending those who've been fully vaccinated to get a booster shot after six months.
Vaccinations for pregnant women and 12 to 17 years-olds, as well as additional doses for the fully vaccinated will likely begin in the fourth quarter of this year.
Meanwhile, authorities confirmed that the contaminated Moderna vaccines found in Japan are from a different batch from the vaccines imported to South Korea.