Online meeting on Quinvaxem vaccine to be held

In the sideline of the National Assembly session on November 2, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that the ministry will convene an online meeting on Quinvaxem vaccine.

Health Minister Tien said that currently, over 90 countries are using Quinvaxem vaccine. Moreover, imported vaccine can not meet the increased demand and it is difficult to find out the supply.

Before, the Ministry of Health said that scientific council comprising of medical experts from the Ministry, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and the National Children Hospital concluded that 5 month old baby girl in the northern province of Hai Duong died of septic shock after Quinvaxem vaccination at the commune’s medical clinic.

The Ministry said that the rate of post-vaccination deaths in the Southeast Asian nation is below the World Health Organization’s warning rate; accordingly, Quinvaxem vaccine would continue to be used in the national immunization program.

By ANH PHUONG – translated by Uyen Phuong

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