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vaccination began, more than 150,000 people had received the corona vaccine until yesterday (the 3rd). We are investigating the cause.

All of them had underlying diseases, and the authorities repeatedly emphasized that those with underlying diseases are in principle the subject of priority vaccination.

Reporter Nam Joo-hyun.

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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 20s were in severely handicapped facilities. The regions were different in Buan, Jeonju, and Daejeon in Jeollabuk-do, and the time to death after vaccination was 15 hours, 41 hours, and 42 hours.

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.

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

Health officials have emphasized that the flu vaccine as well as the corona 19 vaccine have been classified as priority targets for people with underlying diseases in most countries, including us.

The vaccine prevents infection and prevents serious progression, so don't be afraid to get vaccinated, as the benefits of vaccination are 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, but the hospital director came out as the first inoculation.

[Kim Yeon-su/Director of Seoul National University Hospital: It is most important to get rid of unfounded mistrust or anxiety, and if necessary, I said that I would get it first.]

President Moon Jae-in said he would be willing to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, the Blue House said.

It was explained that it contained a message that the people could get the vaccine with confidence, but it seems that the vaccination will be done within this month, taking into account the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention manual and diplomatic schedule.

(Video coverage: Cho Chun-dong, video editing: Kim Joon-hee)    

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