Five South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears

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  • Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020

FILE PHOTO: A health worker attaches a notice for suspension of influenza vaccination programs on an entrance of a hospital in Sejong, South Korea, September 22, 2020. Yonhap via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - Five people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, authorities said, raising concerns over the vaccine's safety just as the seasonal inoculation programme is expanded to head off potential COVID-19 complications.

Authorities said there was no reason to believe the deaths were linked to the vaccine but an investigation, including post mortems, was underway.

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