South Korea to vaccinate pregnant women as it races to 80% target for adults

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By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea will begin taking reservations for coronavirus vaccines from pregnant women this week as the country accelerates its inoculation drive to reach its goal for immunizing 80% of all adults by the end of the month. Health authorities see pregnant mothers as key to the campaign and sought to drum up participation through public notices and news conferences saying they have a greater possibility of serious illness and death if infected with COVID-19. Pregnant women are eligible to sign up for a shot starting Friday, for inoculation set to begin on Oct. 1…

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