CHINA Clinic reopens after 33 held accountable for expired vaccines to children in Jiangsu

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Clinic reopens after 33 held accountable for expired vaccines to children in Jiangsu

By Wang Xiangyu | People's Daily app

20:12, February 24, 2019

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The vaccination record. (Photo: People's Daily app)

East China's Jiangsu Province conducted a thorough investigation of the expired vaccine incident in the Licheng Town Health Center of Jinhu County recently. The responsible unit of the incident and 33 people were held accountable, including the cases of two, which were transferred to the judiciary.

Children were given expired oral polio vaccines in Licheng Town Health Center in Jinghu county on January 7. Through a telephone investigation and on-site inspection of the parents of the vaccinated children, it was learned that 145 children in the county were vaccinated with expired polio vaccines on January 9.

After comprehensive medical observations and revaccinations of the 145 children, no abnormal health conditions directly related to the vaccine were found. The vaccination clinic of Licheng Town Health Center has undergone a comprehensive rectification and the hospital has been reopened.

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