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Number of South Koreans dying following flu shot increases

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At least 13 South Koreans have died after they received flu shots in recent days, stated official and local media reports, prompting worries about vaccine safety. Authorities have; however, ruled out a link.

Health authorities have stated that they had no plans of suspending a program to inoculate around 19 million people for free as a preliminary investigation into six deaths reported no direct link to the vaccines. Officials stated that no toxic substances were found in the vaccines, and at least five of the six people investigated suffered from underlying conditions. The deaths have been reported just a week after the free flu shot program for teenagers and senior citizens was resumed. It had been suspended for three weeks after around 5 million doses, which need to be refrigerated, had been exposed to room temperature while transportation to a medical facility… (Reuters, October 22, 2020)

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