Four-day-old baby dies after vaccination

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 08:31 hrs

Theni, Tamil Nadu: A four-day-old baby girl died after allegedly being administered hepatitis vaccine at the Government hospital in Theni, in Tamil Nadu, officials said today.

The baby's parents in a complaint to the Government College dean Soundararajan said the vaccine was given yesterday and the infant died within half-an-hour.

The spot where the vaccine was injected turned pale and the baby died, the parents said.

Officials are verifying if the vaccine was properly refrigerated or had expired.

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