On the 27th, Minister of Health and Welfare Park Neung-hoo visited a hospital-level medical institution in Sejong City and received influenza (flu) vaccination.

Minister Park, who is 64 years old this year, received the vaccine this afternoon as free flu vaccinations for the ages 62 to 69 began the day before.

According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, after vaccination, Minister Park stayed at a medical institution for 20 minutes following the vaccination safety rules and observed any adverse reactions.

Minister Park seems to have taken direct vaccinations to calm even a little bit as anxiety about the vaccine increased as the controversy over'exposure to room temperature' and'white particles' followed by deaths after recent vaccinations.

An official from the Ministry of Health and Welfare said, "This vaccination is intended to calm public concerns and emphasize the need for vaccination in preparation for the possibility of simultaneous flu and COVID-19 outbreaks this fall and winter, as well as the safety of influenza vaccination." Said.

Minister Park reiterated his position that "we apologize for public anxiety and concerns regarding recent influenza vaccinations" regarding deaths after vaccination.

Minister Park added, "As in the process of quarantine against Corona 19, excessive fear and misinformation can rather hinder safety." "The public believes in the judgment of experts, participates in influenza vaccination, and checks health status before and after vaccination. Please follow the precautions."

Prime Minister Jeong Sye-gyun was vaccinated against the flu at Yeondong-myeon Health Center in Sejong City on the 21st in accordance with the vaccination schedule for over 70, which started on the 19th of this month.

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