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First reported dying of a youngster after Covid-19 vaccination registered in South Korea, authorities examine incident

First reported death of a teenager after Covid-19 vaccination registered in South Korea, authorities investigate incident


A teen with no underlying well being situations died in South Korea after having acquired a Covid-19 Pfizer shot, authorities have reported, saying it’s the primary such case of a vaccinated minor dying.

A probe into {the teenager}’s dying has been launched, the nation’s main information company Yonhap reported on Saturday, citing well being authorities. The unnamed baby was a excessive schooler who was vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in mid-August.

Specifying that the younger vaccine recipient had no underlying well being situations, authorities stated {the teenager} died in late September. The dying marks the primary reported deadly case amongst vaccinated youngsters, officers added.

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Earlier this 12 months, well being officers within the US have been investigating the dying of a 13-year-old from Michigan who died three days after receiving the second shot of an unnamed coronavirus vaccine. The case then prompted a bunch of medics from a far-off nation, Singapore, to pen an open letter to their state officers, calling for the inoculation of youths to be ceased till the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) clarified why a teenage jab recipient died.

In South Korea, highschool seniors and people aiming to attend nationwide faculty entrance exams have been receiving Covid-19 vaccines since July. Not too long ago, minors aged between 12 and 17, in addition to pregnant ladies have been included within the regional inoculation program, in a bid to extend vaccination protection within the nation. The Korea Illness Management and Prevention Company (KDCA) then introduced that some 2.7 million adolescents would be capable to come ahead and get vaccinated utilizing the mRNA-based Pfizer-BioNTech shot.

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