Korea will give out Covid-19 booster shots to adults in their 50s, patients with underlying diseases and Janssen recipients starting next month.
The government announced that social gatherings of up to eight people will be allowed in the greater Seoul area after 6 p.m. starting Monday, seen as a step toward ultimately shifting to a scheme of living with Covid-19 next month.
The government launched a new government-private sector committee to draw up a roadmap for the post-pandemic transition to normalcy by the end of this month.
Korea donated AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam and Thailand, as 60 percent of its population has completed their shots.
Vaccine reservations for adolescents aged 16 and 17, as well as for booster shot reservations for high-risk groups, will open from 8 p.m. Tuesday.
U.S. planning for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots may result in another setback in Korea’s vaccination campaign.