[Newsmaker] Probe underway into teenager's death after vaccination
Published : Oct 30, 2021 - 15:35
Updated : Oct 31, 2021 - 10:14

A doctor administers a coronavirus vaccine at a health center in Seoul on Thursday. (Yonhap)

South Korea's health authorities said Saturday that they are looking into the case of a teenager who died after vaccination.

According to the authorities, a third-grade high schooler was inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine on Aug. 13 and died on September 27. The teenager had no underlying conditions.

It marks the first reported death of a vaccinated teenager.

Since mid-July, high school seniors and those who will take the national college entrance exam slated for Nov. 18 have been vaccinated. (Yonhap)