Vaccinating Asia: South Korean govt draws flak for not mandating Covid-19 vaccine holiday after roll-out delay

Elderly residents queueing to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Goyang, South Korea, on April 1, 2021.
Elderly residents queueing to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Goyang, South Korea, on April 1, 2021.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

SEOUL - Get inoculated against the coronavirus and claim up to two days of "vaccine holiday" to recover from side effects such as fever and muscle pain.

This was the plan announced by the South Korean government to encourage more working adults to take the shot after the vaccination programme was expanded to the public on Thursday.

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