government said that 32 people nationwide died after vaccinating against the flu as of 0:00 on the 23rd.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is holding an expert meeting today to revisit whether to keep immunizations.
Reporter Choi Ho-won on the report.
total of 32 people died after vaccination against the flu, as of 0 o'clock today.
It was 20 more than 12 as of yesterday's 0:00.
However, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in a position to continue vaccination as the causal relationship with the vaccine is not yet clear.
In fact, the case of Incheon high school student who died on the 16th is still included in the number of deaths, but the National Institute of Scientific Investigation, which conducted an autopsy, has notified the police of the result of the assessment that "the sign is not related to vaccination."
The deaths in Daegu and Mokpo, where the possibility of'anaphylaxis shock' due to vaccination was raised, were also found to be unrelated to the vaccine.
[Jeong Eun-kyung/Director of the Korea Disease Management Administration (Yesterday, National Audit): One person has been identified as the cause of death due to suffocation.
However, other death cases are still being investigated, such as autopsy.
Prime Minister Jeong Sye-gyun urged a prompt identification as many people are worried.
[Sae-Kyun Jeong/Prime Minister: The quarantine authorities should thoroughly investigate the causal relationship between vaccination and death, and disclose the progress transparently.]
Meanwhile, the Korean Medical Association announced yesterday to verify the safety of the vaccine today. Since then, it has been proposed to temporarily suspend the vaccination for a week.
Some local governments, including public health centers in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, have also advised medical institutions to withhold vaccination.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has held the'Vaccination Damage Investigation Group Meeting' and the'Vaccination Specialized Committee' starting this morning to further discuss the continuation of vaccination.