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Typhoid vaccination: several children got ill in Karachi after getting injected

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

18th Nov, 2019. 08:35 pm
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Karachi: Children illness case is reported at school in Orangi Town during a typhoid vaccination campaign, several children were admitted to hospital after vaccination

According to police sources, several children went ill just after the vaccination at school, school administration rushed towards a local hospital.

SSP Shaukat Kathian told media that  children were transferred to a private hospital, six children have been discharged after treatment but rest are still admitted in the hospital.

He also said,  affected children complained about abdominal pain  just after the typhoid vaccination was done, but higher medical authorities refused to accept it as cause of illness.

Mean while, Director National Institute of child health (NICH) Dr. Jamal Raza said while commented on the case, there is no side effects of typhoid vaccination reported yet and it is being used after the approval of world health organisation.

Pakistan becomes first country to introduce new typhoid vaccine

he urged citizens, not to pay attention on rumors and make sure that each child should be vaccinated, as the modern day typhoid is not curable and early vaccination is the only cure.

it is to remember that there were more than one thousand cases of deaths due to typhoid, which was named as super bug, were reported in 2017. It was highest death toll in the world.

After the typhoid out break,  Government of Pakistan started a vaccination drive, once a modern day vaccine named TCV become available in market after the approval of WHO.

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