South Korean minors aged 12-17 and expectant women will be included in the country’s inoculation drive, Seoul’s vaccination advisory committee has announced. Booster shots will also be available to its elderly citizens.

On Monday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) unveiled its list of eligible recipients for Covid-19 vaccination in its bid to increase vaccination coverage in the country.

From October 18 onwards, 2.77 million adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 will be able to come forward and get vaccinated using the mRNA Pfizer-BioNTech shot. The director of the KDCA, Jeong Eun-kyeong, said that while the benefits of inoculation in children outweighs the risk of Covid, the parents of healthy youths will be able to decide themselves if they would like their kids to be jabbed. (RT)