Over 500 ill after immunisation
More than 500 people, including children, have ended up in
medical centres after an immunisation campaign in Pakistan's
North-West Frontier Province, the Dawn newspaper said Sunday.
The victims fell sick on Saturday when health authorities
administered anti-tuberculosis and cholera vaccine to people living
in the Regi neighbourhood of the provincial capital Peshawar.
"Four of my children fell unconscious soon after the
administration of vaccine," Mohammad Arshad told the newspaper.
Authorities suspended the services of nine health workers who
immunized the people in Regi and named a team to investigate the
The vaccination campaign, initiated in the wake of torrential
rains and flash floods in the province bordering Afghanistan, was
also called off until the completion of the inquiry. – (Sapa)
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