WHO: Quinvaxem vaccine safe to use
HA NOI(VNS) -- The "5 in 1" Quinvaxem vaccine - suspected to have caused the deaths of five children - is safe to use, according to the World Health Organisation.
The vaccine was examined by the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation and relevant agencies after the deaths of five children in Binh Dinh and Kien Giang provinces and Ha Noi after vaccination caused panic among parents.
According to Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Preventive Medicine Department, the three batches of Quinvaxem vaccines linked to the deaths had been removed from circulation and were still being examined for quality verification.
He said if these batches proved safe, they would be put back in use. -- VNS