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Doctors save baby's life following vaccination side-effects

Update: November, 27/2015 - 14:44

QUANG NAM (VNS) — Doctors at the Medicine Centre in Quang Nam Province yesterday saved the life of a child whose heart stopped beating after it suffered shocking side-effects of the five-in-one vaccine.

Illustrative image: Doctors of the medicine centre in Quang Nam Province yesterday saved the life a child whose heart stopped beating after she was administered the five-in-one vaccine. — Photo

Doctor Ho Tam Tinh, head of the recuperation department of the medicine centre in Que Son District, confirmed the report.

The patient was three-month-old Nguyen Truc Van, the daughter of Le Thi Thu Ha who lives in Que An Commune in Que Son District.

Dr Tinh said it would have been difficult to save the baby if the family hadn't brought her to the hospital in time. She was hospitalised 45 minutes after she was vaccinated. It is the first case of the medicine centre saving the life of a patient suffering serious side-effects of vaccination.

Ha brought her daughter to the medicine centre for the vaccination at about 8am yesterday. After the vaccination, Ha took her daughter home and discovered that the baby was having breathing difficulty and that her body had turned purple. She took her back to the hospital. After receiving emergency aid for half an hour, the baby gradually recovered.

The baby is being kept at the medicine centre for further treatment. — VNS


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