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Vaccine passport backlash

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Teenagers are against 'coercive' inoculation

A government decision to enforce COVID-19 vaccine passports for teenage students is drawing a strong backlash. However, the Moon Jae-in administration shows no sign of backpedaling on the decision, which is raising concerns about the potential emergence of an anti-vax movement in South Korea.

The vaccine pass plan is part of the government's efforts to raise the inoculation rate among teens in the face of the resurgent coronavirus. It will require students aged 12 to 18 to present a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test result to be allowed into crowed facilities such as cram schools, libraries, internet cafes and restaurants starting Feb. 1. This measure seems to be a necessary step to fight the pandemic, especially........

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