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All US Army stationed in South Korea get flu vaccine: separate supply is different from the one used by Korean

All US Army stationed in South Korea get flu vaccine: separate supply is different from the one used by Korean

Overseas Network, October 27. South Korea has recently launched a large-scale free influenza vaccination program, 59 deaths have occurred, but the government has not stopped. The US Army in South Korea issued an order on the 27th, requiring all soldiers to be vaccinated against influenza within a specified time. However, the U.S. military’s vaccine supply chain is different from South Korea’s vaccination plan and has “zero serious side effects.”

US soldiers in South Korea undergo inspection before entering the base (US Army)

According to the US “Stars and Stripes” news, all US soldiers stationed in South Korea must complete the vaccination before December 1. According to the report, the vaccine used by the military comes from a separate supply chain, authorized by the U.S. Department of Defense, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “No serious side effects or reactions have been reported in the Department of Defense medical system.”

The US military in South Korea stated that although influenza vaccination cannot prevent the new coronavirus, it can reduce influenza-related diseases, avoid hospitalization and even death. 

Robert Abrams, the commander of the US Army in Korea, appealed to all soldiers: “Do your duty to protect the army and get vaccinated immediately.”

According to the report, the Korean Agency for Disease Control said that most of the deaths after influenza vaccination in South Korea were elderly people over 70 years old, and that these deaths were not found to be related to influenza vaccination. 

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also expressed the hope that the public can trust the conclusions of health departments and experts, and called for the continued expansion of influenza vaccination.

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