Health department to verify baby’s death after vaccination

Dr. Bui Dinh Long , director of the Department of Health in the central province of Nghe An, yesterday said that inspection team has been set up to check injection, transport and preservation of five-in-one vaccine related to the death of a 3 month old baby.

As Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper published, on October 20, couple Lo Van Muoi in Co HUong  village in Que Phong District took their 3 month old baby Lo Tuan Truong to the commune medical clinic for vaccination. However, 4 or 5 minutes after injection, baby Truong cried loudly and died soon.

Dr. Long added that baby Truong is the 26th baby who were immunized the vaccine in the day. After Truong, three other babies were also injected with the same vaccine. 28 babies immunized with the vaccine in the day were reported normal. 

After the death, medical workers stopped injecting and sealed the vaccine lot to wait for the conclusion of the scientific council. The Department of Health in Nghe An Province also asked the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to liaise with scientific council to verify the cause of the baby’s death.

By Duy Cuong – translated by Uyen Phuong

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