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government has decided to recognize pericarditis, one of the heart diseases, as an abnormal reaction to the corona vaccine.

The most common symptom of pericarditis is chest pain.

Those who have been diagnosed with pericarditis after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can receive compensation and treatment costs retroactively.



Reporter Han Seong-hee covered the story.



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Mo in her 60s, who received the first dose of Pfizer vaccine in September last year, was diagnosed with pericarditis.



[Mr. Lee / Person who has been diagnosed with pericarditis: It is difficult to breathe, and it seems that the heart continues to stop…

I feel like I'm going to die, so...

.]



Mo Yoon, in his 20s, who received the Pfizer vaccine in July of last year also experienced similar symptoms.



[Mr. Yoon / Person who has been diagnosed with pericarditis: palpitations, shortness of breath, chest tightness, such symptoms…

(Symptoms lasted about a month and a half.]



Pericarditis is a disease in which the pericardium, the thin membrane surrounding the heart, becomes inflamed.



The government decided to compensate for the cost of treatment, acknowledging the causal relationship between the vaccination and Pfizer and Moderna.



[Kim Gye-hoon/Professor of Cardiology, Chonnam National University Hospital (last 12 days): It is reasonable to conclude that the risk of pericarditis increases with the mRNA vaccine after the Corona 19 vaccine...

.]



So far, the government will begin retroactive compensation for 192 people who have been diagnosed with pericarditis after vaccination.



Many patients with pericarditis also complain of complications, but it is difficult to compensate for additional diseases.



[Mr. Lee / Vaccinated person with pericarditis diagnosis: The heart is also a heart, but the lower limbs are paralyzed and it is difficult to walk even 50m even with a cane.] The



government reviewed the causality of the vaccine for kidney failure and aortic dissection, but this time it was not recognized.



At the same time, he said that there is a possibility of a resurgence this summer as the immunity effect of the 2nd and 3rd vaccinations gradually decreases.



(Video coverage: Kim Seong-il, video editing: Jung Yong-hwa, CG: Ryu Sang-soo)

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