<Anchor> As of
today (23rd) at 1pm, the number of people who died after getting the vaccine increased to 36.
Twenty people were added yesterday alone, and four more were confirmed today.
Among the dead, many elderly people in their 70s and 80s were killed, and there were cases of death within an hour of getting the vaccine.
First, reporter Yoo Su-hwan.
notice has been posted at an internal clinic in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, saying that the flu vaccine will be stopped.
At around 11:40 am on the 19th, an 80-year-old woman suddenly fell home after getting the flu vaccine here.
The woman, who had already had cardiac arrest when the paramedics were dispatched, was taken to hospital, but died.
The time to confirm death is 12:41, only 1 hour after vaccination.
The woman was suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, and it was known that there were no abnormalities at the time of admission.
[Gyeonggi-do Seongnam City Office official: According to the (Clinician) employee who received it (at the time of vaccination), there were no special issues.
When he returned home after treatment, he lost consciousness and collapsed.]
Anaphylaxis shock is suspected, in which blood pressure drops and shortness of breath occurs within 30 minutes of vaccination, but it is not possible to confirm through an autopsy because the funeral has already ended.
Health officials are investigating 100 people who received the vaccine on the same day in the clinic.
As of 1 p.m. today, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 36 deaths after being vaccinated against the flu.
Two of them died after first reporting a serious adverse reaction, such as difficulty breathing.
Deaths were reported in various parts of the country, including Gyeongnam and Busan, and Jeonnam and Jeonbuk, with Gyeongnam the most with six.
It was concentrated in the 70s and 80s with underlying diseases.
In addition, 8 out of 4 deaths received the vaccine with the same serial number.
(Video editing: Hojin Kim, VJ: Hyungjin Kim)