South Korean health authorities confirm first vaccination death
Thursday, June 24, 2021
South Korean health authorities confirmed on Monday the country's first official death from a COVID-19 vaccine. The deceased, a man in his thirties, died last Wednesday after being diagnosed and admitted for , a rare side-effect of the as reported by .
The man, who had received the vaccine in late May, suffered from severe headaches and nausea nine days following his inoculation. In a press conference,commissioner said meetings were held to investigate deaths following inoculation, of which there were 224. Out of them, 210 were determined not be linked to the vaccination, while 13 other cases remain under investigation.
Jeong added people who received any dose of the vaccine should watch out for symptoms of TTS, including headaches, blurred vision, vomiting, shortness of breath and abdominal pain.
South Korea currently administers the Oxford-AstraZeneca,
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