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WHO Halts Use of Euvax B Vaccine for Hepatitis B (Vietnam)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the use of the Euvax B vaccine for hepatitis B worldwide following the deaths of three infants in Vietnam. The vaccine was made by LG company in Korea but reportedly was imported without verification into Vietnam. A government group is investigating the cases and includes representatives of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Expanded Programme for Immunization, the National Hospital of Pediatrics, the WHO, and UNICEF. (Click here for more
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