The USFK has been vaccinating the Corona 19 vaccine for medical staff at bases in Pyeongtaek, Osan, and Gunsan, Gyeonggi-do since the day before (29th).
The Ministry of Defense has decided to conditionally allow vaccinations for Koreans in the USFK, including KATUSA Soldiers, but the first vaccination is expected to begin as early as the 4th of next month.
Reporter Seungyoon Lee on the report.
US Forces Korea, who entered the corona 19 vaccine vaccination against command and medical staff, including Commander Abrams, at bases in Pyeongtaek, Osan, and Gunsan, Gyeonggi-do.
Koreans in the USFK, such as KATUSA Soldiers, are also in a position to get the vaccine if they wish.
However, it is inevitable for the government to be cautious from the position of the government, which has to consider the responsibility for side effects after vaccinations that are not approved in Korea.
The Ministry of Defense conditionally allowed Koreans in the USFK, such as KATUSA Soldiers, to receive vaccinations.
There are three main conditions.
First, the person receiving the vaccination must be informed of the possibility of adverse reactions and follow-up measures such as treatment.
Second, you must voluntarily choose your vaccination.
The third condition is that when vaccination is given by the Korean government, a list of vaccinations must be provided so that Koreans in the USFK can avoid duplicate vaccinations and manage the history of adverse events.
[부승찬 / 국방부 대변인 : 이상 반응 발생 시에는 미군 병원에서 치료와 처치를 실시하며, 미국 보건부의 보상 프로그램을 통해 인과관계 입증을 전제로 피해 보상 제기가 가능합니다.]
In addition to KATUSA Soldiers, the U.S. government is also reviewing vaccinations of CFCs, Combined Forces Command, Air Force Component Commands, and other personnel on missions in locations close to the USFK.
The USFK said it applauds the decision of the Ministry of Defense, and said that it will be vaccinated within a few days to target USFK candidates.
As medical staff in the USFK are the first to receive vaccination, 40 KATUSA soldiers working at the Pyeongtaek base’Brian Allgood Hospital’ are expected to be the first Koreans to receive vaccination.
YTN Seungyoon Lee[[email protected]]is.
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