Updated to include latest death count as of Monday, Oct. 26.
The Korean Medical Association is calling on the South Korean government to end its flu vaccine drive following the report of 59 deaths in the country. (Up from 48 reported deaths on Saturday, Oct. 24)
Each death occurred after receiving the flu shot as part of a national campaign to inoculate millions of citizens.
Singapore has halted its flu vaccines while awaiting more details on the South Korean cases.
The deaths in South Korea vary in age, including a 17-year-old boy and a man in his 70s. There are also reports that more than 350 flu shot recipients experienced severe negative reactions after getting the vaccine.
Korean health authorities are ignoring the medical association’s request to halt the vaccine campaign, claiming there are no direct links between the deaths and flu shot.
“There is no casual relationship between death and the vaccine so we decided not to consider discontinuing use,” the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said in a statement.
Is it possible that the vaccine is making people more susceptible to COVID-19 and other illnesses?
A study published by the US Department of Defense earlier this year showed that the odds of contracting coronaviruses was higher in vaccinated individuals when compared those that didn’t get the vaccine.
According to NaturalNews.com, another study called Increased Risk of Non-influenza Respiratory Virus Infections Associated With Receipt of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine corroborated the results and “confirmed that children vaccinated with the inactivated flu vaccine were 440 percent more likely to be infected with non-influenza respiratory viruses such as coronaviruses.”