Sustained Vaccination Coverage during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Epidemic in the Republic of Korea


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination coverage may decline due to limited accessibility to healthcare. This study assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination coverage and the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in the Republic of Korea. National vaccination coverage of 10 essential vaccines administered to children between January–June 2019 and January–June 2020 was analyzed.