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Free government-provided vaccines for infants

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The Korean government has announced that it will provide free vaccinations for infants against rotavirus, a highly contagious virus that can cause gastroenteritis in infants and young children, leading to symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. 

The two oral rotavirus vaccines, Rotarix [GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals] and RotaTeq [Merck and Co.], provided for infants aged two to six months, are included in the National Immunization Program (NIP) and can be administered at different intervals and times:

March 2 

The shots will be available at medical facilities and public health centers nationwide, regardless of the infants' residence. For guidance on inoculation institutions by vaccine type, visit the vaccination website ( [Korean only] and select the vaccine.

※ More information:

* Rotarix:

* RotaTeq:

* National Immunization Program (NIP):