A child was given a vaccine shot (Photo: VNA)

Vaccination is not the cause of the death of a two-day-old infant who died on August 23 after receiving a shot of Hepatitis B vaccine at Ea H’leo district General Hospital in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, said doctor Pham Van Lao, Director of the provincial Preventive Medicine Centre on September 3.

A group of experts from the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and its chapter in the Central Highlands, the provincial Department of Health, the provincial Forensic Medicine Centre, and the Ea H’leo district General Hospital met the same day to look into the case and concluded that the vaccine was unrelated to the death.

Nearly 200,000 children across the country, including 3,390 from Dak Lak province, have been given this type of vaccine and no adverse vaccine reaction has been recorded so far, they said.

All required vaccine preservation and technical procedures were guaranteed, the group affirmed.

The 3-kilogramme boy was born by Nguyen Hong Loan from Ea Sol commune, Ea H’leo district on August 21. His family accused doctors at the Ea H’leo Hospital of negligence that led to his death.-VNA