As cases of dying after being vaccinated against the flu (influenza) vaccine are continuing nationwide, the number of patients complaining of abnormal symptoms rapidly increases every day, increasing anxiety about the safety of the vaccine.
According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 22nd, the number of deaths after being vaccinated against the flu from the 16th to 5 pm today was tentatively counted as 27.
Starting with Incheon on the 16th, deaths in Gwangju, Suncheon, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, Gochang, Imsil, Jeonbuk, Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi, Goyang, Seongju, Sangju, Yeongju, Andong, Gyeongnam, Changwon, Tongyeong, Seoul, Chuncheon, Hongcheon, Gangwon, etc. Are occurring all over the country.
In Chuncheon, a 79-year-old A, who received a flu vaccine the previous day, collapsed and died while going to work at 8 a.m., and the family found and reported that B, an elderly man in his 80s, residing in Seoseok-myeon at around 1:30 p.m. in Hongcheon.
In Seoul, the first case of death after getting a flu vaccine occurred today, and the deaths were an 84-year-old man vaccinated at a parent hospital in Gangnam-gu and a 72-year-old man vaccinated at a hospital in Yeongdeungpo-gu.
This morning, the 70s who were found dead at their home in Seonhak-dong, Incheon, received free vaccinations at a clinic in Yeonsu-gu on the 20th.
In Gyeongbuk, the number of deaths after vaccination in Sangju and Yeongju, Seongju and Andong increased to 4 in two days.
There are also cases of elderly people who are hospitalized in hospitals for unexplained symptoms after vaccination.
In Gangneung, 80s who were vaccinated on the 20th were admitted to the hospital with symptoms of respiratory distress around 9:15 am that day, and in Wonju, 70s who had been vaccinated on the 19th are being hospitalized.
The number of patients who die or show abnormal symptoms after influenza vaccination continues, and calls are being made to frontline hospitals and public health centers across the country asking if they can get the vaccine.
The Korean Medical Association has officially recommended a one-week postponement of flu vaccination, but the government has not yet revealed a specific link between vaccination and death, and confusion is growing as the policy is to continue vaccination.
"The report of deaths has increased, but the direct connection of'death due to vaccinations' is low," said the director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We do not need to stop it yet. And expert judgment."
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