SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has started vaccinating its troops based in South Korea, as its Asian ally reported its highest daily COVID-19 fatalities amid surging cases in the country.
The United States Forces Korea says in a statement it started inoculating military and civilian health-care workers, first responders and the USFK command team with the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday.
Among those who received the vaccinations was Gen. Robert B. Abrams, chief of the 28,500 American troops in South Korea.
It says the vaccine is 100% voluntary and not mandatory. Abrams says that “I strongly encourage all eligible individuals to …read more