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  • SPQR
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Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« on: July 20, 2021, 02:41:02 pm »

Seoul says foreign teachers can get jabbed without prior reservation

People who are eligible under Seoulís priority vaccination plan can
get jabbed at COVID-19 vaccination clinics without prior registration,
city officials said Monday.


http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210719000948



  • hangook77
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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 12:29:53 pm »
Nope, I don't. 


  • D.L.Orean
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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 12:34:02 pm »
Nope, I don't.

How quickly will you back down when the POE tells you that you need to get one?


  • hangook77
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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 01:18:54 pm »
Never told me I need one.  Besides I just got sent another article saying there are more time outs and delays getting one.


https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2021/07/119_312466.html?fl


So, kind of a moot point.



Vaccine-booking system crashes again, causing problems for millions.


By Lee Hyo-jin

Korea's coronavirus vaccination reservation for people in their 50s is not running smoothly, with repeated crashes in the booking system frustrating the people, and delays in vaccine deliveries causing setbacks to the inoculation plan.

According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), people aged between 50 and 59 will be administered with their first Moderna or Pfizer doses beginning later this month, but getting a spot through the online reservation website has not been easy for many in that age group.

Online reservations for people aged 53 and 54, or those born in 1967 and 1968, opened from 8 p.m., Monday.

But as soon as it opened, the server crashed due to high user demand. The KDCA resumed taking reservations after installing additional cloud servers at around 10 p.m., but many people still experienced connection delays. They had to sit in front of their computers for hours attempting to book vaccine shots.

"I tried to make the reservation at 8 p.m. and my nephew also did so on my behalf, but we couldn't get access. When we were able to get in, we were instantly booted out," said a Seoul office worker surnamed Kim, 53, who tried to make an appointment.

"I tried myself again at around 3 a.m., but got a message saying that it was postponed. My nephew tried again for me on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m., but it still didn't work."

A Gyeonggi Province resident surnamed Yoo, 25, who made the appointment for her father, said, "I managed to make the reservation at around 1:30 a.m., after hours of waiting. I didn't expect it to be this tough. I'm worried it will be much worse when the vaccination is expanded to younger age groups."

his time was not the first that the country's vaccine reservation system did not work properly.

On July 12, reservations for people aged between 55 and 59 were temporarily suspended in less than a day, due to a lack of vaccines, when only 1.85 million out of the 3.52 million eligible recipients had made appointments.

The KDCA apologized for causing confusion and resumed taking reservations from the evening of July 14. But even after the resumption, the connection was delayed for a few hours due to an unstable network.

In order to resolve such issues, the health authorities split the age group between 50 and 54 into two, allowing people aged between 53 and 54 to reserve their vaccine shots beginning from 8 p.m. Monday, and those aged between 50 and 52 to reserve them the next day.

In addition, due to an unstable vaccine supply, the government has decided to administer Pfizer shots to some people in their 50s, shifting from its initial plan to use the Moderna vaccine for this age group.

"The supply from Moderna, which was scheduled to arrive in the third week of July, has been postponed to the last week of the month, due to quality inspection or delivery issues," KDCA Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong said at a briefing, Monday.

"Considering the flexible delivery schedules, we have decided to include the Pfizer vaccine in the vaccination rollout for people aged between 50 and 59."

Meanwhile, the KDCA reported 1,278 daily new COVID-19 cases, a record-high for a Monday, raising the country's aggregate total of infections to 180,481.



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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 11:28:02 am »
Which vaccine is more effective against the delta variant?

A scientific review of the studies:

https://youtu.be/hXV7i1yxu6c

(Do Korean hospitals inform you of what vaccine you are getting? Initially the gov't said the kind of vaccine would be not released to patients.)


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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 11:39:22 am »
Anyone vaccinated in Korea that I've spoken to knew what kind of vaccine they received. May not be true for everyone, but seems to be commonplace.


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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 11:55:20 am »
I don't think the government's stance was ever to not tell people what vaccine they are receiving. They have been open about what vaccines people will be receiving but they also aren't allowing people to choose at this point in time. When it comes to your priority group you take what they offer or don't get it and wait until the end.


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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2021, 12:19:02 pm »
I don't think the government's stance was ever to not tell people what vaccine they are receiving. They have been open about what vaccines people will be receiving but they also aren't allowing people to choose at this point in time. When it comes to your priority group you take what they offer or don't get it and wait until the end.
I don't think the government's stance was ever to not tell people what vaccine they are receiving. They have been open about what vaccines people will be receiving but they also aren't allowing people to choose...
1. Yes, the Korean Herald reported that the company source of the vaccine would be withheld (they could have since backtracked);

2. They are not letting the people choose, you say, BUT they are open about choices? Z
So, unlike the three hospitals i have heard about, please specify what hospital we could go to to get the vaccine kind we'd assent to.


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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2021, 12:36:54 pm »
I don't think the government's stance was ever to not tell people what vaccine they are receiving. They have been open about what vaccines people will be receiving but they also aren't allowing people to choose...
1. Yes, the Korean Herald reported that the company source of the vaccine would be withheld (they could have since backtracked);

2. They are not letting the people choose, you say, BUT they are open about choices? Z
So, unlike the three hospitals i have heard about, please specify what hospital we could go to to get the vaccine kind we'd assent to.

1. When you make your appointment you know what vaccine you are scheduled to get. And it has been this way from the beginning. I'm not even sure how they would have been able to withhold that information even if they wanted to.

2. They're not allowing people to choose a specific vaccine right now but they are open about what vaccine you will be receiving if you make an appointment. They're not booking appointments without telling people what vaccine they will be receiving.


  • OnNut81
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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2021, 12:47:37 pm »
I don't think the government's stance was ever to not tell people what vaccine they are receiving. They have been open about what vaccines people will be receiving but they also aren't allowing people to choose...
1. Yes, the Korean Herald reported that the company source of the vaccine would be withheld (they could have since backtracked);

2. They are not letting the people choose, you say, BUT they are open about choices? Z
So, unlike the three hospitals i have heard about, please specify what hospital we could go to to get the vaccine kind we'd assent to.

As he said, you cannot choose which vaccine you will assent to, but people are told what vaccine they're being offered.  I was offered Pfizer and I accepted.  In my email confirmation of my  appointments (the second one was automatically filled in after I chose the first date) it says Pfizer. 


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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2021, 01:13:02 pm »
1. Yes, the Korean Herald reported that the company source of the vaccine would be withheld (they could have since backtracked);


No, you just misunderstood.


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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2021, 01:20:18 pm »
None of the last six (6) replies showed they'd read the link.

Yes, a statement beside the point is still a statement. But it is still beside the point. Please read.


  • D.L.Orean
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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2021, 01:28:02 pm »
None of the last six (6) replies showed they'd read the link.

Yes, a statement beside the point is still a statement. But it is still beside the point. Please read.

The link you provided? I must have missed that.


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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2021, 01:38:46 pm »
None of the last six (6) replies showed they'd read the link.

Yes, a statement beside the point is still a statement. But it is still beside the point. Please read.

Are you talking about the OP's link, because you didn't provide a link to an article.  That article says Pfizer or Moderna, it depends which eligibility group you fall into.  Anyways, you don't live or work in Seoul so it's not for you.  So, the original link is beside the point as far as you're concerned. 


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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2021, 02:15:51 pm »
I'll be getting Moderna on August 17th. They sent me a text message.

They're is no "cone of silence" surrounding vaccine type.


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Re: Do you work in Seoul? Get your shot now!
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2021, 04:46:03 pm »
None of the last six (6) replies showed they'd read the link.

Yes, a statement beside the point is still a statement. But it is still beside the point. Please read.

What link?

You asked a question and got several answers.

Do Korean hospitals inform you of what vaccine you are getting? Initially the gov't said the kind of vaccine would be not released to patients.