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KFDA and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have separate permission and separate vaccinations as to whether AstraZeneca vaccine is inoculated over the age of 65.

It is pointed out that even before the vaccine came in, they were only developing anxiety as well as distrust about the vaccine.

Dongchan Cho is a medical reporter.


The agenda submitted to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccination Committee on the 11th was a'revision plan' that reversed the wording of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, saying permission for 65 years old or older was confirmed.

Before the committee was held, the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention was reviewing the elimination of vaccinations for seniors aged 65 and over.

A disease agency official said that the elderly over 65 were first beaten and then, like some European countries, felt burdened with the occurrence of vaccine deaths.

[Choi Jae-wook/Professor of Preventive Medicine at Ancient University: Scientific and policy grounds are still a bit insufficient

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please wait a little longer for those over 65.]

It is Pfizer's vaccine that sparked the controversy over the death of the elderly in Norway and Germany, and the causal relationship between death was also Not confirmed.

The problem is that 90% of domestic deaths are aged 65 or older, and every time the vaccination is delayed by a month, more than 300 additional deaths can occur.

It reversed the logic that the elderly should be vaccinated first because they are vulnerable to group infection and the fatality rate is high.

It is also a problem that the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, and state agencies made conflicting decisions, which caused confusion.

[Yigeunhwa / Hanyang University School of Medicine Department of Microbiology Professor: because it reduces the distrust from the licensed portion of the vaccine sikyak treatment and disease management office for the vaccine, it is necessary to discuss it closely as]

the more the opinions of experts staggered health authorities Don't hide behind experts, and responsibly come up with consistent policies.