woman in her 70s who received free flu shots died just one day after the shot.
This happened again after a high school student in Incheon died two days after receiving a free flu vaccine.
This is Han Ji-yeon.
Today (20th) around 7:30 am, a 78-year-old woman was found dead in a house in Sangha-hae, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do.
According to the Gochang-gun Health Center, the woman was confirmed to have received a free flu vaccine at a private hospital yesterday morning.
Yesterday was the first day the free vaccinations started for people aged 70 and over.
The woman who died had underlying diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, but it is known that there were no specific symptoms at the time of vaccination.
The health center said, "It is not yet known what connection is there between the flu vaccine and the death of a woman in her 70s."
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to investigate the exact cause of death through an autopsy after consultation with the survivors.
The Gochang-gun Health Center plans to conduct a thorough investigation of people who received the flu vaccine at the same hospital yesterday.
Earlier on the 16th, a male high school student in Incheon died two days after receiving a free vaccine at a private hospital.
The vaccine was a vaccine from Shinsung Pharmaceutical, which was controversial due to the exposure to room temperature, but it was a quantity that had no problems in the distribution process.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also investigating the vaccine that a woman in her 70s who died in Gochang was vaccinated.