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Vietnam Province Suspends Vaccinations During Infant Deaths Probe

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A Vietnam province has ordered a suspension of dispensing two vaccines by public health centers until the deaths of eight infants can be explained. The infants suffered respiratory failure at a local hospital after receiving vaccinations against hepatitis B and tuberculosis. The Ca Mau Health Department said its investigation of the incidents so far has traced the hepatitis B vaccine to a batch produced by the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute. The TB vaccine, it said, was produced by the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No. 1. Both makers are Vietnamese. (Click here for more
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