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Vietnam Bans Two Hepatitis B Vaccines After Deaths Of Babies

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Vietnam's Ministry of Health ordered a ban on a pair of vaccines against hepatitis B after at least two babies died following injections. Samples of the vaccine have been sent to the Institute of Drug Quality Control for testing, the director of the ministry's pharmaceutical management department said. The drugs reportedly had been made by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and its Vibiotech subsidiary. The ministry, which is looking into the two deaths, plans to ask LG of South Korea and Vaccine and Biological Products of Vietnam to inspect their vaccines for hepatitis vaccine and for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. (Click here for more



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