<Anchor> The Korea
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily suspended free flu vaccine vaccination, which started on the 8th.
It is said that a problem was discovered in the way the vaccine was stored during distribution.
This is reporter Jeong Gu-hee.
<Reporter> As the
flu pandemic approaches amid concerns about the re-proliferation of Corona 19, the government has expanded the number of free flu vaccinations from this year.
[Eun-kyung Jung/Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: In order to suppress the epidemic of winter influenza (flu) in the situation of Corona 19, the number of vaccinations has been expanded from 13 million to 19 million. From
today (22nd), free vaccinations were planned for children and adolescents aged 13-18, but the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention temporarily suspended the schedule.
There was a problem with temperature control during the vaccine distribution process.
In order to ensure quality assurance, the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily suspended vaccinations for all subjects, including pregnant women, as well as the corresponding quantity.
In addition, we decided to immediately stop supplying influenza vaccines from related companies, and to supply vaccines that have already been supplied sequentially after quality verification.
The Agency for Disease Control and Prevention said, however, that there is no problem with the quantity supplied to children under the age of 9 from 6 months of age starting on the 8th of this month.
In addition, he explained that there have been no reports of adverse reactions yet.
The Korea Disease Service and Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) will announce details on the suspension of flu vaccination at a 10 o'clock briefing today.