Three other people died yesterday (4th) after getting the AstraZeneca vaccine, so there have been 5 deaths in total.

All of the deaths were patients with underlying medical conditions.

Health officials have stressed that a causal link between vaccine and death has not yet been established, and that it is better to get vaccinated even if you have an underlying disease, and that you should not be overly afraid.

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additional deaths after vaccination were 2 males in their 50s and 1 female in their 20s.

Two patients in their 50s were patients in nursing hospitals, and those in their twenties were in severely disabled facilities.

Health authorities are currently investigating the cause of death, and it has been confirmed that all five people who died after vaccination had underlying diseases.

[Eun-hee Cho/Head of Post-Vaccination Management Team, Vaccination Response Promotion Group: Yesterday, we received a report as normal about the objective signs we can see for two deaths.] There was

also a case of anaphylaxis shock that showed shortness of breath 10 minutes after vaccination.

As a patient in her 50s nursing hospital, she recovered after receiving an injection that increases blood pressure and heart rate.

Health officials have emphasized that influenza vaccine as well as corona 19 vaccine, most countries, including us, have classified patients with underlying diseases as priority targets.

The vaccine prevents infection and prevents serious progression, so don't be afraid to get vaccinated, as the benefit of vaccinating is greater than the damage if it didn't work.

AstraZeneca vaccination has begun in medical institutions above the hospital level.

At Seoul National University Hospital, most of the staff, including medical staff and cooks, get this vaccine, and hospital director Kim Yeon-soo has stepped forward as the first inoculation.