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Pakistan: Three Infants Die after Receiving Polio Vaccine

May 17, 2018 The Vaccine Reaction 0

Three infants reportedly died and five more had adverse reactions to an inactivated polio vaccine. Officials noted that the only reaction to the IPV is anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, which they claim only occurs immediately after injection. Pakistan’s current vaccine drive targets 24 million children under age five for the attenuated (live) oral polio vaccine that can cause vaccine-strain polio paralysis.