South Korean health authorities have recognized the first death in the country after undergoing vaccination against coronavirus infection. A man died of thrombocytopenia after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca, the vaccination response and promotion group in the Republic of Korea said.
During the briefing, the head of the adverse reaction investigation team of the vaccination Response and promotion team, Park Yong-Joon, clarified that a man in his 30s had died. He was confirmed to have thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome. The man was vaccinated on May 27. Nine days after the vaccination, the patient developed severe headaches and nausea. He soon needed to be hospitalized.
This is the first time South Korea has officially acknowledged that death was linked to vaccination. Since April, South Korea has been offering the AstraZeneca vaccine only to citizens over the age of 30, amid concerns about side effects.
However, earlier the authorities announced that people under the age of 30 will be vaccinated. Earlier, scientists found that the AstraZeneca vaccine increases the risk of bleeding by 1.5 times.