Countries that started vaccination before Korea also had controversy over the deaths of the elderly and chronically ill.
Although several cases were investigated, no association with the vaccine was found. Then, medical reporter Cho Dong-chan reports what to do when an adverse vaccine reaction occurs in the case of chronically ill patients.
most frightening vaccine complication is anaphylaxis, acute severe allergic reaction.
In the United States, where 76 million people were vaccinated with Pfizer and Modena vaccine, 5 out of 1 million suspected cases of anaphylaxis appeared within 30 minutes.
There were no fatalities with adequate treatment.
[Jae-Hyun Lee/ Member of the Damage Investigation Group (Professor of Severance Allergy Medicine): Last year, when the flu was now a national vaccination project, we decided to judge anaphylaxis, but in many cases it was not related to the vaccine.] In the
United States, 1,000 people died after vaccination
There are 381 people, mainly elderly and chronically ill.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even investigated through an autopsy, but could not find a causal relationship with the vaccine.
It said that the mortality rate of the elderly and chronically ill people is not higher than the previous year.
Like Korea, in the UK, where Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines were given, most of the 402 deaths were elderly and chronically ill.
The British government couldn't figure out the exact cause, but it gave a presumed reason.
Adverse reactions after getting the corona vaccine include soreness and redness at the injection site, fever, headache, tiredness, dizziness, muscle aches, and a feeling of fast heartbeat as if you had a cold.
Healthy people have only one or two symptoms, but elderly and chronically ill people may have aggravated their physical condition as they appear simultaneously.
Therefore, the elderly and chronically ill should respond more actively to fever, headache, muscle pain, and dizziness.
If these symptoms get worse after a day, you should see a doctor.
It is also important to drink plenty of water and keep warm while eating and sleeping well.
(Video coverage: Kim Hyun-sang, video editing: Jeon Min-gyu)