Our health authorities have also stopped getting the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The vaccinations for health teachers, etc., which were scheduled to start from today (8th), have been temporarily postponed, and vaccinations under the age of 60 have been completely withheld.

This is reporter Im Sang-beom.

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first targets for which the KCDC has withheld AstraZeneca vaccination are special education, childcare, health teachers, and nurses at daycare centers.

There are 142,000 people.

They were scheduled to receive vaccinations at the public health center sequentially starting today.

About 38,000 people under the age of 60 who were already in the process of vaccination were also temporarily withheld the vaccination.

The policy is to keep getting AstraZeneca vaccine for those over 60 years old.

The Corona 19 Vaccination Response Promotion Team made this decision for safety reasons after going through an expert advisory meeting.

After confirming the conclusion of the European Medicines Agency on the link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the occurrence of specific blood clots, the decision was made to resume the vaccination.

The European Medicines Agency concluded that "rare blood clots should be raised as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine."

Germany has stopped getting AstraZeneca vaccinations for those under the age of 60, and France and Canada for those under the age of 55.

This is because the causality between this vaccine and the occurrence of rare blood clots cannot be ruled out in the age groups where vaccination is prohibited.

In Korea, a female medical staff in their twenties who received the AstraZeneca vaccine received a report yesterday that a blood clot had developed in the lungs and legs.