Government “discussing to set the validity period of the quarantine pass to 6 months after vaccination”

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The government announced that it is considering a plan to set the validity period of the quarantine pass (inoculation completion/voice confirmation) to 6 months after the completion of basic vaccination.

In an online regular briefing today (26th), First Supervisor Lee Ki-il of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said, “We are discussing setting the validity period of the quarantine pass to 6 months. I will announce it,” he said.

The controller explained that the rationale for setting the expiration date to 6 months after the primary vaccination was taken in consideration of the interval between the primary and booster vaccinations.

He said, “Elderly people (over 60 years old) can receive the vaccination 4 months after the basic vaccination, and those in their 50s are scheduled to receive the booster vaccination 5 months later. We will review it in 6 months,” he said.

Following this, the control officer, cited ‘breakthrough infection’ as a factor in the recent corona 19 epidemic and said, “There is only one way to reduce breakthrough infection.” He said, “I need to get a booster vaccination quickly. Getting it right is the most important thing.”

Son Young-rae, head of the social strategy division of the Central Accident Resolving Headquarters, said, “The validity period of the quarantine pass is currently being made by analyzing cases and domestic situations in each country through various expert committees, centered on the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Details such as the gap issue, what it will be applied to, and how it will operate in the future have not been finalized at this time.”

If the validity period of the quarantine pass is designated as 6 months, there is a possibility that vaccination will be ‘regular’, such as receiving a COVID-19 vaccine every 6 months.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) is considering including the COVID-19 vaccine in the national mandatory vaccination list, like the influenza (flu) vaccine, in preparation for the regularization of vaccination.

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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