The number of deaths thought to be linked to the flu vaccine in South Korea has risen to 59.
The Korean Agency for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported that 59 people, most of them between the ages of 70 and 80, died after getting the flu vaccine.
On the other hand, the authorities denied “the claim that there is a direct link between the flu vaccine and the deaths”.
The KCDC announced that “the deaths of 46 people were not related to the vaccine, and 13 other deaths were investigated.”
A 17-year-old boy in South Korea also died after getting a flu shot. Authorities reported that the death of the teenager was also unrelated to the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health, which plans to vaccinate about 19 million people in South Korea, announced that the vaccination campaign will continue, while the Korean Medical Association stated that the government should review the postponement of the flu vaccine program.