<Anchor> Although the
association between flu vaccination and death is low, health authorities are not able to conclude that it is easy to continue vaccination.
This is because there is a lot of public anxiety, and today (24th) experts are planning to gather again to discuss this issue.
Medical reporter Cho Dong-chan delivers.
health authorities have not been able to reach a final conclusion whether the flu vaccination will be administered as scheduled or temporarily stopped.
This is because there was no consensus at the expert advisory meeting.
Experts agreed that it is not a problem with the flu vaccine itself, and that deaths after flu vaccination are difficult to see as deaths from flu vaccine side effects.
In a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of 24 million people who received the vaccine in the past, 132 people died within a day and 1,021 people died within a week after being vaccinated. It was not possible, but 93% were found to have other causes.
However, it is known that there was a controversy over'Is it necessary to enforce it in a state of great public unrest?'
The opinion that people with chronic diseases are at risk of getting the flu and should be vaccinated as scheduled, and that it is not unreasonable to postpone it until the beginning of November did not come to a conclusion.
It is known that vaccines with more than one death from the same manufacturing number will not be discarded.
[Jeong Jae-hun/Professor of Preventive Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine: Currently, there are only 202 lot numbers (same manufacturing number). The probability is close to 99.9%.]
Health officials say they do not judge a vaccine side effect death and are not in a situation where they will stop immunization, but they will do more analysis.