Last Wednesday, several students at our “hagwon” didn’t attend their classes since they had the H1N1 flu vaccine that day and weren’t feeling well. About two weeks ago, six of my students were diagnosed with the flu and about 1/6 of our hagwon’s population were afflicted with the virus that has been scaring the populace since spring.
When the H1N1 flu vaccine became available, the government wasted no time inoculating health workers, soldiers and grade schoolers. On November 18, the Korean CDC opened its reservation site for the vaccination of children who are three years old and above. Needless to say, we took the time to reserve for our son. However, the first round of inoculation wouldn’t start until December 7. That will give us more time to read and learn more about the vaccine.
Visit the CDC website for reservation and for more information about the vaccination.