number of people who died after getting the flu vaccine continues to increase.
In one day, an additional 18 people were confirmed across the country, and so far, 27 people have been vaccinated and died.
It is not yet clear whether these people died from the vaccine, but as the number of deaths increases, especially among the elderly, people's anxiety is increasing.
First, reporter Yoo Su-hwan.
79-year-old man in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, was found dead at home on the morning of the 22nd, two days after getting the flu vaccine.
The injection site was found to be red and swollen and painful.
Four people died in Gyeongnam, of which three men all received the vaccine from the same manufacturer.
In Gyeongbuk as well, a 76-year-old woman, who usually suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, died after one day of vaccination. Four flu vaccine-related deaths were reported in one day.
[Kim Jin-hyun/Director of Welfare and Health Bureau of Gyeongbuk Provincial Office: What will happen if adults miss an opportunity? I am worried about those who are not in good health.
Two deaths were reported in Seoul.
A man in his 70s in Yeongdeungpo died yesterday morning after being vaccinated at a local clinic.
It is only three hours apart from vaccination to death, the shortest of all confirmed cases.
[Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu Office official: My job is in Bucheon, but I lost consciousness and transferred to it, and it is said to have died at 12:23 pm.
We plan to conduct a joint on-site epidemiological investigation with the Seoul Metropolitan Government.] The
number of deaths related to the flu vaccine increased by 18 today to 27, including a woman in her 70s in Daejeon who fell unconscious after being injected and died three days later.
The outbreak area has also expanded to all regions except for Chungbuk, Ulsan, and Busan.
Excluding Incheon high school students and women in their 50s who received paid vaccinations, the focus was on elderly people in their 70s and 80s, but most of them have underlying diseases.
(Video editing: Kim Jun-hee)