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Baby dies after receiving TB jab

Update: November, 13/2014 - 09:11

BAC KAN (VNS) — A 44-day-old baby died yesterday after being given a TB vaccine on Monday in the northern province of Bac Kan.

Deputy Director of Bac Kan's Health Department Hoang Van Linh said the family had taken the baby to the Bang Phuc Commune infirmary after he experienced difficulty breathing and turned pale.

Linh said the baby died while he was being transferred to Cho Don Medical Centre for treatment.

The Bac Kan Health Department is investigating the baby's death.

According to Linh, it was a routine vaccination, and another baby had received a shot from the same batch with no ill consequences. — VNS


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