The number of deaths continues to increase, and the number of people receiving influenza vaccines in South Korea has dropped sharply (Yonhap News Agency)
Overseas Network, October 22. According to the latest news from Yonhap News Agency, the Korean Disease Management Agency stated that as of 4 pm on the 22nd local time, 25 people had died after being vaccinated with influenza.
South Korea has experienced successive deaths after flu vaccines, which has triggered strong public concerns about vaccine safety issues.
Yesterday (21st), Jeong Eun Kyung, director of the Korean Disease Management Agency, urgently held a press conference to respond to this matter. She said that it is not clear whether there is a direct causal relationship between the deaths and vaccination.
Considering that the proportion of specific vaccines causing serious adverse reactions is not high, it is too early to determine that the suspension of vaccination is too early.
Zheng Yinjing also said that the vaccine batches of the deceased vary from region to region. If the deceased were vaccinated with a specific batch of products produced by a certain company, it can be judged that it is a vaccine problem.
But judging from the death cases reported so far, there is nothing in common with each other. She revealed that the possibility of anaphylactic shock cannot be ruled out in 2 deaths. Other cases will be further investigated to confirm the causal relationship with vaccination.
On the afternoon of the 21st local time, South Korean Prime Minister Ding Shijun went to the Sejong City Health Center to receive influenza vaccination, so that the public can be assured of the vaccine.