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  • COVID-19 vaccines for non-Koreans over 75

  • Welfare, Health & Security News SMG 1965

    – (Principle) To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all people living in South Korea are eligible for vaccination regardless of nationality

    – (Target) All non-Koreans staying long-term (more than 90 days) in South Korea
    – However, those without an alien registration number (e.g. exempt from alien registration) can be vaccinated at a public health center or vaccination center* after receiving a temporary identification number issued at a public health center (*For ages over 75)
    – Non-Koreans staying short-term (less than 90 days; due to travel, etc.) are not eligible.

    – (Period) Same as Korean nationals; according to vaccination period of target groups (e.g. workers of certain institutions, age groups)

    – (Process)

    COVID-19 vaccines for non-Koreans over 75
    Information Receive text message sent to the registered mobile phone number when registering or reporting residence
    Application Submit consent form directly to the community center, or consent form is collected at a related organization (e.g. support center) and submitted to the community center
    Vaccination – Schedule: Informed via text message or mobile app (NAVER app, KakaoTalk, TOSS, etc.) when the reservation date and time are confirmed
    – Vaccination: Visit the local vaccination center individually to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine after checking your vaccine location and schedule
    – Support: Multilingual vaccination guide and preliminary medical survey are provided; interpretation services provided if necessary during vaccination at the vaccination center
    ※ Interpretation: Danuri Call Center (1577-1366), Counseling Center for Foreign Workers (1577-0071), Immigration Contact Center (1345), etc.
    Post-vaccine care
    (at least 3 days after)
    Multilingual information on responding to adverse reactions (via text message, etc.)
    Reporting adverse reactions – By self, guardian, or medical institution
    National compensation for damages of vaccination – Applicable same as Korean nationals