Deaths after vaccination lower than warnings

Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine Tran Dac Phu said the mortality of kids after vaccination is lower than the warning.

As many as 22 babies died in the country last year after injection in the National Expanded Immunization Program in 2016. Most kids died after vaccinating tuberculosis, hepatitis B, five-in-one vaccine Quinvaxem, measles vaccine and encephalitis vaccine in the National Expanded Immunization Program. Some kids suffered incidents after injecting paid vaccine.

Through examination, medical experts in the scientific council said that most deaths were caused by other diseases which kids had before not because of vaccine quality. Currently vaccination is the only way to prevent disease.

Concerning to compensation for incident after vaccination, Dr. Phu said that the government’s decree about compensation after injecting vaccine in the National Expanded Immunization Program takes effect on July 1, 2016.

By Quoc Lap – translated by Uyen Phuong

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