Baby dies after injection of Hepatitis B vaccine

Jan 6, 2008 Vietman

A 44-day-old baby, named Nguyen Ngoc Minh, died around 2 p.m. on Friday, six hours after having been injected with Hepatitis B vaccine at Ngoc Thuy Ward medical station in Hanoiís Long Bien District.

According to Dr. Nguyen Thi Thuy, director of Long Bien District Preventive Health Center, the babyís family agreed to let the Forensic Department conduct an autopsy on the infant to determine the cause of death.

The center also demanded the Bac Giang General Hospital to temporarily cease using the Euvax B vaccine, as well as requesting health officers monitor the health of the 193 babies who were also injected with the vaccine, produced by South Korean-based LG Co.

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