There are some people who have had a serious adverse reaction after getting the vaccine, but have not been compensated for lack of evidence that it is due to the vaccine. The government has decided to temporarily support medical expenses of up to 10 million won.

Reporter Nam Joo-hyun reports.

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nursing assistant in her 40s, whose limbs were paralyzed after vaccination with AstraZeneca in March, was diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.

Inflammation occurred in several areas of the brain and spinal cord, and the vaccination damage investigation team concluded that it was difficult to admit the causality of the vaccine after a review.

It is that there are insufficient supporting data, such as domestic and foreign studies or case reports to evaluate causality.

The compensation payment standard is five stages, and this nursing assistant's case falls into four stages where causality is difficult to be recognized, and the fact that it is suffering economic difficulties due to being excluded from all support targets at the initial stage of vaccination has been controversial.

The government belatedly decided to support medical expenses indirectly by applying the emergency welfare support system or disaster medical expenses system to the low-income class, but it had to meet several criteria such as income.

Therefore, if it is difficult to recognize causality due to insufficient data among the four stages, we decided to support medical expenses up to 10 million won.

[Park Young-joon / Adverse Response Investigation Support Team Leader: It means that there are not enough grounds to admit this causality, nor are there any grounds to exclude it.]

The deaths reconsidered along with the case of a nursing assistant were also in the same four stages, but as a result of the autopsy, it was judged that the death was more likely due to an acute myocardial infarction than the vaccine, so they were not eligible for support.

You can apply through the public health center starting on the 17th, and 5 people who had a severe adverse reaction earlier will receive medical expenses.

(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol, Video editing: Kim Seon-tak)