South Korea plans to offer COVID-19 booster shots from October.


  • On 30 August 2021, it was reported that the government plans to offer COVID-19 booster shots from October onwards.
  • The booster shots will be first targeted for individuals with weakened immune systems or deemed to be at high risk, such as elderly and medical personnel.
  • The booster shots will then gradually expanded to other individuals following recommendations and decisions by health authorities.
  • Currently, the social distancing rules continue until 5 September 2021.
  • An overview of the current social distancing stage can be accessed on the Ministry of Health and Welfare Website.