Flu vaccinations in South Korea will continue as scheduled, with most of the latest deaths following inoculation reported to not be linked to the flu shots, health officials said Monday.
Of the 59 people who died after receiving the flu vaccine this year (up from 48 on Saturday), 46 of those deaths were believed to have no connection to the flu shot. An investigation into the 13 remaining fatalities has been launched, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) revealed in a statement.
The KDCA noted: “There is no causal relationship between death and the vaccine, so we decided not to consider discontinuing use.”
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