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Vaccinations to be supervised more closely

Update: October, 28/2014 - 09:01
The children will receive the actual vaccine next month.— Photo vietnamnet

DONG THAP (VNS) — The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Sunday that it would provide more vaccination training after medical workers in the southern province of Dong Thap mistakenly injected 60 children with distilled water rather than rubella vaccine.

The incident occurred on October 14 at Sao Mai Kindergarten in Cao Lanh City's Ward 3.

Doan Tan Buu, deputy director of the Dong Thap Department of Health, said the medical workers were temporarily suspended.

Director of the Preventive Medicine Department under the MOH Tran Dac Phu said that it was the first time such an incident occurred. The distilled water was safe and did not affect the children's health, according to the Dong Thap Department of Health.

The children will receive the actual vaccine next month. — VNS

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