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Three children die after vaccination

Update: December, 21/2012 - 10:32

NGHE AN (VNS)— The Ministry of Health is investigating the deaths of three three -month-old children in central Nghe An Province after vaccination, Professor Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemilogy, said on Wedneday.

According to the provincial Health Department, on December 7, 65 children in Chau Quang Commune, Quy Hop District, were injected with a "five in one" vaccine against diphtheria, whooping-cough, tetanus, hepatitis B, and pneumonia. Three later died.

The vaccine sample had been sent to the institute for investigation, Hien said. — VNS

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