The number of people who died after getting an influenza (flu) vaccine increased to 59.

However, the KCDC decided to keep the vaccination on schedule, saying the causality between death and vaccination was very low.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) released a press reference material on the 26th and made this statement.

According to the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of deaths after influenza vaccination was counted as 59 as of 0 o'clock that day.

11 people increased from the last 24 days (48)

In terms of age, there are 26 people in their 70s, followed by 26 people in their 80s and over, 5 people in their 60s, and 2 people in their 60s.

As the number of deaths increased after the recent vaccination, the Korea Institute for Disease Control and Prevention held a quick response meeting of the vaccination damage investigation team the day before to analyze the causes of deaths of 20 dead.

The damage investigation team determined that there was no case of'anaphylaxis shock', which is an acute adverse reaction after vaccination, among 20 people, and there were no serious adverse reactions other than mild adverse reactions such as pain at the vaccination site.

In addition, 14 people died after getting the vaccine product with the same serial number, but none of them were confirmed to have a connection between the vaccine and death, the damage investigation team said.

As a result of first reviewing the cause of death of 26 dead, the Vaccination Committee concluded that the causal relationship with vaccination was so low that it was not a step to retest a specific vaccine or consider discontinuing the national vaccination project.

For 46 out of 59 deaths to date, the results show that the causality between vaccination and death is low.

The Agency for Disease Control and Prevention decided to analyze the causality by holding a meeting of the damage investigation group for the remaining 13 people under investigation, as well as additional cases reported.

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