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Children hospitalised for quinvaxem reactions

Update: November, 21/2013 - 08:00

LAM DONG (VNS)— More than 300 children in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong are recovering from reactions to a combined Quinvaxem vaccination, reported the provincial Preventive Medicine Centre.

According to Tran Thi Thu Huong, the centre's deputy director, of the 12,287 children who received the 5-in-1 vaccine during November 1-18, 310 children had adverse reactions, complaining of light fever and body aches after the injection.

Another 10 cases, she said, were reported to be in critical condition, presenting symptoms of fever and vomiting.

Huong said most of the children have since recovered and have been discharged from hospital after treatment and monitoring. — VNS

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