Health officials said that it is not in a situation to stop vaccination today (22nd) as the cause and effect relationship of whether or not people died was due to the vaccine.
As a result of our interview, it was confirmed that the cause of death of a teenage boy who died in Incheon on the 16th was not related to the flu vaccine.
This is reporter Kim Hyung-rae.
On the morning of the 16th, a 17-year-old high school student in Michuhol-gu, Incheon, died at home.
He had allergic rhinitis, but it was confirmed that he had been vaccinated against the flu at a local clinic two days ago, and it was classified as a case of death after vaccination.
However, Professor Yoo Seong-ho of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Seoul National University, who performed the autopsy of the student himself, told SBS that "the cause of death cannot be disclosed, but it is not related to the vaccine."
Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chung Eun-kyung said yesterday that two people, including a 78-year-old man who died in Daegu, may have acute shock due to side effects of the vaccine.
[Jeong Eun-kyung/Director of the Korea Disease Management Administration: One person has been identified as the cause of death due to suffocation, and one person has an underlying disease. .]
Commissioner Chung admitted that there were many deaths reported this year, but repeatedly stated that "there is no need to stop vaccination."
The vaccines in question were made by 5 companies, and they all have different manufacturing numbers.
They also emphasized the need for vaccination.
He said there are about 3,000 flu deaths a year, and it is safe to get the vaccine, especially for high-risk groups.
However, Commissioner Chung said he would seal the vaccine and stop vaccination if there were additional deaths who received the vaccine of the same process or the same serial number.
(Video coverage: Park Jin-ho, Video editing: Kim Ho-jin)