30 children fall sick in Swat upon receiving measles vaccinations


30 children fall sick in Swat upon receiving measles vaccinations
By Web DeskPublished: May 24, 2014
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Hospital sources say children, who are students of a private school, are out of danger. PHOTO: FILE
SWAT: At least 30 children fell ill in Swat after receiving vaccinations for measles on Saturday, Express News reported.
A team of health officials had gone to their school, MR Model School in Mingora, where they were given injections of the vaccines. After which, the children fell ill and were taken to Saidu Sharif Hospital for medical treatment.
According to sources at the hospital, the children are out of danger.
The reason of the adverse reaction to the vaccinations is not known as yet.
On May 21, six children had fallen unconscious after being administered measles vaccines in Kohat district. A team of health officials went to a private school in Jangal Khel to vaccinate children against measles after which the students fell unconscious and were rushed to the Liaqat Memorial Hospital.
Two days earlier, at least 23 students of Government Girls Primary School in Dalan union council of Thal, Hangu had fallen unconscious after they were administered anti-measles injections.
The commonly known side-effects of measles vaccines range from the common ones which are fever, rash to the very rare ones such as mild seizures and deafness.
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khan
18 hours ago
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media is playing ts active role in ensuring that people DONT get immunized.
wow praise for such a media for
false reporting as well as disinformation on side effetcs
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observer
17 hours ago
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vaccine, like any medicine, , can cause allergic reactions. The risk of Measle vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.Getting Measle vaccine is much safer than getting diseases.
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Ch. Allah Daad
14 hours ago
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Its very normal to get sick after immunization. Media should refrain from such headlines and stop giving a tool in the hands of extremists.
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sidjeen
14 hours ago
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didn’t something like this happen a few days ago in hangu as well. is it normal for children in such large numbers to feel the side effects of this vaccine. the authorities need to come clean on this cause the misconception in the country about vaccines safety are already making it though to vaccinate children.
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faisal
14 hours ago
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May be we should use a different vaccine that has lower no of side effects.
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unbelievable
12 hours ago
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Keeping vaccines properly refrigerated can be problematic in countries with spotty electricity – 30 kids being hospitalized is a clear sign that something fundamental went wrong and until the problem is identified and corrected immunizations should be temporarily halted.
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Jahangir Chauhan
12 hours ago
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Immunization spreading deceases then cure. People be aware with West conspiracy against Muslims and Pakistan.
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Aam Admi Bechara
11 hours ago
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children can wait, the chief minister KPK is busy in Faisalabad “protest” tsunami
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MAD
9 hours ago
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Every time my children have vaccines the doctor prescribes medicine in case there is fever etc. vaccines tend to have side effects in minority of cases. Such an issue should not be highlighted as it would discourage people from vaccination.
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Sukaina
7 hours ago
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Some government official has probably bought expired vaccines at a lower price and pocketed the rest of the sanctioned money. Hence the higher rate of unexplained side effects.
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hellodrsoul
5 hours ago
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There is something wrong with the given vaccine. Getting unconscious is not a side effect of measle vaccine. It may mean that the vaccine is modified and so may be ineffective. It must be stopped and re-examined so that the effort being put into this vaccination drive does not go in vain and the people really get protected.
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