Some local governments, including Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, advised residents to withhold vaccination.
Accordingly, the Korean Disease Service said that the local government should not decide it on its own, but the confusion is growing whether or not to get a vaccine or not.
Reporter Kim Hyung-rae covered this content.
<Reporter> I am
a pediatrician in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul.
Since yesterday (22nd), the flu vaccine has been withheld according to the recommendations of the ward office.
[Lee Ji-heon/Children and Adolescents Specialist: There are many people who feel anxious because there was a problem in the distribution process of the nationally supplied vaccine...
city of Pohang, Gyeongbuk also recommended withholding the vaccination for a week starting today.
Some hospitals have stopped vaccination according to the recommendation of the Korean Medical Association, and about 10% of the 625 vaccination institutions in Daejeon have withheld vaccination.
[Kim Dong-seok/Chairman of the Korea Opening Hospital Council: (To get the vaccine) Three or four people came, but they are just sending it back.
When the country makes a definite decision, we will do the vaccination at that time, we are making sure to keep it, and I will tell you...
.] As the Korea
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), which intends to continue vaccination, and the local government and the Korean Medical Association, are disagreeing, the confusion among citizens is only increasing.
[Hang-jin Cho/Yangcheon-gu, Seoul: (In Yeongdeungpo-gu) I made a request for suspension or reservation, but the government said it was not officially done again...
I came because I thought, "Ah, I just have to pay for it."] The Korea
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) instructed each local government not to decide whether or not to inoculate itself so that the entire national vaccination program is not disrupted.
He also stressed that the damage caused by not getting the flu vaccine is still greater, and that high-risk groups such as the elderly and children must get the vaccine.
(Video editing: Kim Joon-hee, VJ: Shin So-young)