Vaccine Supplying Company Uses Expired Business License

Regarding the vaccination accident in district 5 leading to the death of one child, Ho Chi Minh Health Department had, on May 18, a meeting with the leaders of Hoang Duc Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies Co. in District 11 on  distributing vaccine Priorix to district 5 Health Center.

Hoang Duc company in district 11

At Health Department, the company’s management admitted their fault in not renewing their business license which was expired on January 10, 2006 . Health Department requested a detailed report on the incident.

Vaccine Priorix is used for prevention of measles, mumps and rubella. It was produced by GlaxoSmithKline and imported by Zuellig Pharma VN enterprise under the authorization of Ho Chi Minh Sapharco Company.

Hoang Duc Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies Co. in District 11has, in turn, bought the vaccine and sold 218 doses to district 5 Health Center.

Health Ministry and the team of health experts are investigating whether transport and preservation of vaccine Prorix between the company and district 5 Health Center has compromised vaccine quality which lead to the accident.

By Ngoc Truoc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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