IMSS confirms death of two children by “reactions” to vaccines. 29 others hospitalised.

Sat, 09 May 2015 13:59

Mexico, DF. The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) confirmed that two children died and 29 are hospitalized, because “supposedly” have presented “adverse reactions associated with the use of vaccines BCG (Tuberculosis), Rotavirus and Hepatitis B.

Infants were immunized yesterday in the town of La Pimienta, in the municipality of Simojovel, Chiapas. In that place they were applied to 52 biological children.

The vaccines of BCG (Tuberculosis), Rotavirus and Hepatitis B, as part of the National Immunization Program, is aimed at reducing the presence of preventable diseases.

During last night a total of 31 minors suspected adverse reactions associated with the application of these vaccines. They are currently hospitalized 29 children and unfortunately two died.

The IMSS initiated an “investigation to identify the cause of these events,” adding that while the investigations are concluded, the suspension of the administration of these vaccines were ordered nationwide.

The general director of the institute instructed the state delegate to the national responsible for the Epidemiological Monitoring Institute, the director of the IMSS-Prosper program, the head of delegation and a team of experts in the field to move to the area so immediately to support the situation.

Also, staff of the Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (COFEPRIS) and the National Center for Health of Children and Adolescents (CeNSIA) accompanying delegation.

The IMSS said that “maintains close communication with federal and state authorities Health to provide all necessary medical care to the children and all the institutional support for their families.”

The institute stressed that “will keep the society in a timely and appropriate manner to the progress of this case.”

Sources said it could have been for “mishandling” of vaccines, but it is then confirmed by the investigations.

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