S. Korea signs deals to purchase vaccines from Pfizer and Janssen

South Korea has signed deals with Pfizer and Janssen to purchase COVID-19 vaccines with a plan to start vaccinations in the second quarter of 2021, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Thursday.

Under the contracts, it will bring in six million doses from Janssen and ten million from Pfizer, Chung said during an interagency meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic response.

The government is scheduled to start offering shots of Janssen's vaccine in the second quarter of next year, he added.

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