2 Babies Die, 29 Sickened From Bad Vaccines in South Mexico – ABC News
Mexico’s public health system has suspended infant vaccines and mounted an investigation after two babies died and 29 were sickened in an impoverished community in southern Mexico.
Six of the 29 babies are in grave condition after receiving vaccinations for tuberculosis, rotovirus and Hepatitis B, which are generally administered between 0 and 6 months, according to a national schedule. The cause of the adverse reactions is not known, the Mexican Institute for Social Security said Sunday.
The institute said it stopped vaccines nationwide on Saturday as a precaution.
Another story from 4 years ago:
Babies die after vaccinations
A Cape Flats community is shocked and enraged after the sudden mysterious death of two infants.
Manenberg residents say the three-month-old babies died within a few hours of each other after receiving their routine vaccination injections at the local clinic.
Hajiera Liewenberg, 23, who was with mom Nikita Le Grange, 20, at the Manenberg Day Clinic on Wednesday, says 14-week-old baby Tyler died in his sleep.
“When she brought him for his three-month shot this morning, he was fine.
“Then he fell asleep here at the hospital and when she went home, she put him to bed,” Hajiera explains.
“When she went to check on him, she saw that his face was blue and then her aunt rushed back to hospital with Tyler.”
Hajiera says doctors tried to save the infant but it was already too late.
Tyler’s godmother, Natasha Payne, says she arrived at the clinic after hearing about Tyler’s death and moments later a second mother rushed in with her five-month-old child.
“We were sitting in the waiting room and I saw the (second) mother leave. Then minutes later, the same woman rushed back after her child also turned blue,” says Natasha.
From Nov 2009:
UPDATE 3-Dutch pull Pfizer vaccine batch after infants die
AMSTERDAM, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Dutch authorities say they have banned use of a batch of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) Prevenar, or Prevnar, after three infants died within two weeks of receiving the anti-infection vaccination.
“On average about 5 to 10 deaths are reported annually after babies get vaccines,” said a spokeswoman for the Dutch health institute RIVM.
“We now have three cases in a short period; that is unusual, and the reason for suspending the batch.”