Stars and Stripes stripes.com 30 Dec, 2020 05:15 am

Health care providers, first responders for US Forces Korea receive coronavirus vaccine

Health care providers, first responders for US Forces Korea receive coronavirus vaccine
The Moderna vaccine, one of two approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in mid-December, was also administered at Osan and Kunsan air bases in South Korea.

service member to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination in South Korea at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec.CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — An Army doctor was first among U.troops in South Korea to receive the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus as inoculations here began Tuesday.Food and Drug Administration in mid-December, was also administered at Osan and Kunsan air bases in South Korea.

has about 28,500 troops in South Korea, the bulk of whom must wait several months until greater quantities of the vaccine are available.The vaccine arrives a year after the coronavirus appeared in China and as South Korea experiences its highest number of new cases daily since the pandemic began in March.

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