Amidst anxiety about the flu vaccine, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyung received the flu vaccine today (29th).
According to the Korea Disease Service, Commissioner Chung received the flu vaccine at the Heungdeok Health Center in Cheongju City, Chungcheongbuk-do around 1 p.m. today.
An official from the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention said, "Chief Chung observed for adverse reactions at the site for 15 to 30 minutes after vaccination, and talked with a public health center official regarding safe vaccination.
Commissioner Chung, born in 1965, is not eligible for free national vaccination since he is 55 years old this year.
However, as there have been cases of deaths after recent vaccinations, anxiety about the vaccines has increased.
Commissioner Chung has been emphasizing the need to get the flu vaccine.
At a briefing on the 24th, he said, "The flu is also an infectious disease that is as serious as Corona 19," and "I ask you to get the vaccination."
On the 27th, Minister of Health and Welfare Park Neung-hoo and Prime Minister Jeong Sye-gyun received the flu vaccine on the 21st.
(Photo = Courtesy of the Korea Disease Control Agency, Yonhap News)