Expired vaccines? Child dies, eight others fall ill after vaccination

Victims were vaccinated during immunisation against 9 diseases


Umer Farooq December 22, 2016
Attempts to eradicate polio in the country have been hit by militant attacks on immunisation teams that have claimed more than 100 lives since December 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: One child died and eight others fell ill on Wednesday when ‘expired or improperly stored’ vaccines were administered during an immunisation drive in Khyber Agency.

Nine children ran high fever and started vomiting after their inoculation. All of them were rushed to Hayatabad Medical Complex but one of them died on route.

Parents told medics at the hospital that the children were administered vaccines during routine campaign against nine diseases on Monday. Within 30 hours of the vaccination, the children fell ill and most of them were brought to the HMC.

Officials at the HMC said blood samples of the children had been obtained and were being processed to ascertain what had caused their illness.

“All the children were provided medical assistance at the facility and were discharged after doctors confirmed that their lives were out of danger,” said the HMC’s official Tauheed Zulfiqar.

Following news reports, the Fata secretariat’s emergency operation cell for polio eradication clarified that the children fell ill due to routine immunisation and not during the ongoing campaign against polio virus.

“I wonder why everyone connected the unfortunate incident with polio vaccination. It has nothing to do with the campaign against polio virus,” a senior health official Fata told The Express Tribune.

Khyber Agency surgeon Dr Niaz Afridi insisted the children had not fallen ill because of expired vaccines.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 22nd, 2016.

COMMENTS (2)

Dr. Sheila Parker | 4 years ago | Reply Vaccines are harmful: According to the Merck pharmaceutical package insert: The Injection AquaMephyton (Phytonadione) Aquesous Colloidal Solution of Vitamin K states that DEATH has been an adverse reaction. Adverse Reactions, Severe hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylactactoid reactions and death have been reported following parental administration. The attenuated virus used to produce the Rubella vaccine (RA27/3) was obtained from an aborted fetus and then cultivated on fetal tissue from another aborted baby (WI-38), and is also in the rubella portion of the MMR-II vaccine. The Chickenpox vaccine containing WI-38, MRC-5 and Hepatitis-A vaccine (MRC-5) were obtained from human babies that were electively aborted. All vaccines contain dangerous ingredients, i.e; Vaccines contain foreign animal proteins: Vaccines are cultured in such tissues as monkey kidney cells, rabbit and dog brains, horse blood, fetal calf blood, chick embryos, and, yes, even human fetal lung tissue. Vaccines may contain animal viruses not intended like SV40. Vaccines contain dangerous chemicals used as preservatives and adjuvants: formaldehyde, aluminum phosphate, phenol (carbolic acid), alum, acetone, and, yes, some still do contain Thimerosal (50% ethyl mercury). Many chemicals are neurotoxic and lead to a myriad of health issues, autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other developmental disorders over time. see: vran.org I know a close family who avoided vaccines and their children are most healthy, active, intelligent and happy compared to other vaccinated kids. What more proof do you need? Vaccines are harmful. Avoid them at all costs. All you need is a clean, hygienic environment and healthy food with some exercise. Provide this instead of vaccines. Can someone please do something to stop this "compulsory" vaccination madness in Pakistan ?
Dr. Sheila Parker | 4 years ago | Reply "Expired" vaccines? Don't cover it up behind this excuse. Vaccines are more harmful than helpful. When will you wake up to the reality?
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