COVID-19 Vaccine Didn’t Cause Any Deaths: South Korea DCA

South Korean authorities have confirmed that there is no evidence that links AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus vaccine and several recent deaths.

According to a statement by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), no correlation has been established between adverse reactions after receiving the Coronavirus vaccine and the deaths.


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Last week, KDCA Director, Jeong Eun-Kyeong, had announced to investigate the cause of deaths of 8 elderly individuals with preexisting medical conditions who died just days after receiving AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus vaccine.

KDCA Director had also postponed vaccine administration to South Koreans aged 65 or more over concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of the AstraZenenca’s Coronavirus vaccine in that age group.

However, KDCA Director has now recommended the AstraZenenca’s COVID-19 vaccine to South Koreans over the age of 65.


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On the other hand, AstraZeneca has reiterated that the safety of the vaccine had been extensively studied during clinical trials which provided corroborating evidence that the vaccine was well-tolerated among the participants of the trials.

Towards the end of February, South Korea had started a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign under which vaccines of AstraZeneca and Pfizer are being administered to the citizens. So far, more than 317,000 South Koreans have received the initial doses of Coronavirus vaccines.