People with free flu vaccines are dying one after another across the country.
Following high school students in Incheon, senior citizens in their 70s and 80s died in Jeonbuk and Daejeon, and it is not yet clear whether the cause of the death was due to vaccines.
This is reporter Kim Hyung-rae.
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morning of the 19th, a 78-year-old woman who received a free flu vaccine was found dead at home yesterday morning at a clinic in Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do.
Health authorities explained that the flu vaccine that this woman got was not exposed to room temperature or detected white particles as a product of Boryeong Bio Pharma.
The woman, who spoke to the women's chairman after vaccination, was treated for cerebral infarction and was known to suffer from high blood pressure, but no adverse reactions occurred immediately after vaccination.
The Gochang-gun Health Center said that it received a response from the same hospital calling all 99 residents who received the same vaccine.
[Police official: (Did you decide to do an autopsy?) I am going to do it, I am going to do it.
I have to claim a warrant, and it takes some time (it takes)]
Also in Daejeon, it was confirmed that a man in his 80s who got the flu vaccine yesterday morning died in five hours.
Five days ago in Incheon, the National Institute of Scientific Investigation, which is also conducting autopsies of high school students who died after the flu vaccination, revealed the first opinion that "the relationship between vaccination and death seems small, but the cause of death is still uncertain."
On the same day as the dead high school student, authorities said there were no adverse reactions from 32 people who received the same vaccine at the same hospital.
More than 9.5 million people have been vaccinated against the flu this year.