government discussed whether to stop the vaccination as there were cases of death after being vaccinated against the flu, but finally decided to continue the vaccination.
It was judged that the causality between the death case and the vaccine was very low.
This is Yoo Su-hwan.
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additional confirmed deaths after vaccination was 12, increasing by 2 in Gyeonggi, Jeonbuk, and Daegu, and by 1 in Seoul, Gwangju, Daejeon, Chungnam, Jeonnam and Gyeongnam.
So far, the most reported deaths were reported in Seoul and Gyeongnam, with six deaths each.
The age range of the deceased is 41 people in their 70s and older, and the elderly account for 85% of all deaths.
With soaring death reports and growing anxiety about the vaccine, health officials discussed whether to stop the vaccination, but the final conclusion was to continue the vaccination.
[Eun-kyung Jung/Director of the Korea Disease Control Center: The direct causality between death and vaccination was judged to be very low.
It is not a step to consider revalidating the vaccine or halting the national vaccination project…
Vaccination Specialist Committee also recommended that the vaccination business should continue on schedule to prevent the simultaneous epidemic of COVID-19 and flu.
It is difficult to say that the death was caused by the vaccine when comprehensively judging the autopsy results and underlying diseases of the deceased.
The Agency for Disease Control and Prevention requested that the influenza epidemic level be lower than in previous years and the epidemic period is likely to be delayed, so do not rush vaccinations and receive vaccinations on a good day.