Vietnamese Child Death After Routine Vaccination Remains Mystery
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Health authorities in Vietnam's capital Hanoi have been unable to determine the reason a four-month-old child died after receiving a vaccine nearly a week earlier. The child received what was considered a routine infanrix hexa vaccination against diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and a type of flu. Just hours later he died on the way to a hospital where the child's family reported him as healthy before receiving the shot. An ensuing investigation showed no problem with how the vaccine was stored or administered or with the eight other babies receiving the vaccine on the same day. (Click here for more
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