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South Korea to continue flu vaccinations after 25 deaths trigger calls for a pause

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4116 (Published 23 October 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4116
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. Montreal, Canada

A campaign aimed at immunising 30 million people against influenza in South Korea will continue despite an unusually high number of deaths in those recently vaccinated, after the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) declined a request from the Korean Medical Association to pause the programme.

“Our team sees low possibility that the deaths …

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