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The number of deaths after influenza vaccination in South Korea increased to 36

The number of deaths after influenza vaccination in South Korea increased to 36

The Korean Agency for Disease Control reported on the 23rd local time that as of 1 p.m. that day, the cumulative number of deaths after influenza vaccination in South Korea reached 36, an increase of 9 compared with 4 p.m. on the 22nd.

The number of severe reactions and deaths after vaccination increased. To 2 cases.

The Department of Disease Management held an emergency press conference on the evening of the 23rd and announced the identification results of 26 deaths after vaccination

saying that the cause of death of these cases is not related to the vaccination, so it will not stop influenza vaccination. 

Local governments cannot arbitrarily decide to suspend influenza vaccination without consulting the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

On the 16th of this month, a 17-year-old high school student in Incheon died after being vaccinated with influenza. Since then

cases of death following influenza vaccination have appeared in many places in South Korea, most of which are elderly people over 70.

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