The Blue House announced that South Korean President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jong-sook received the Covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca on Tuesday.
The lunar vaccination is in preparation for his visit to the United Kingdom for the G7 summit in June, his office fee said. British Prime Minister Boris Jones has invited South Korea, India and Australia to attend the summit as guests.
Nine other members of the delegation were also vaccinated on Tuesday at the same public clinic in Seoul.
Big picture: From Tuesday, adults 65 and older will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine across the country, Blue House added.
In February, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said senior citizens would be excluded from the AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns of effectiveness.
However, the KDCA announced last week that the government has decided to expand the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine based on research from the United Kingdom.
According to KDC, more than 680,000 people in the country have been vaccinated so far.
Covid cases in South Korea: As of Monday, there were 331 domestic and 15 imported cases of coronavirus in South Korea, KDCA reported. The Greater Seoul area accounted for 229 of the cases found.
A total of 99,421 Kovid-19 cases have been reported in the country since the onset of the epidemic. The national coronavirus death toll is 1,704.