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Cuban Health Ministry reports on regrettable vaccination-related event

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Cuban Health Ministry reports on regrettable vaccination-related eventHAVANA, Oct 14 (ACN) Information from the Public Health Ministry.
Between October 7 and 8 this year, three one-year-old children were diagnosed with an adverse event associated with MMR vaccination, which protects against Mumps, Rubella and Measles. The MMR vaccination is officially applied to one- and six-year-olds.

All had been vaccinated on Oct. 7 at the "Betancourt Neninger" Polyclinic in Habana del Este municipality, in Havana, and immediately after the symptoms appeared, they were admitted and received medical attention by high level scientific professionals at the "Borras Marfan " and Centro Habana Pediatric Hospitals.
As a result of the active investigation carried out on all the children vaccinated in this health area, two more children with symptoms were detected, which led to their admission.
Sadly, on Oct. 9 at night, the one-year-old Paloma Dominguez Caballero, admitted to the "Borras Marfan" Hospital as a result of the complications, died. The remaining four children are still hospitalized: one on intensive care, who is stable and the others evolve favorably.
The active surveillance system for vaccination-related events in the country has not identified any other children with symptoms.
The MMR vaccine has been used for years in Cuba, imported from India, endorsed by the World Health Organization and certified by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Medical Equipment and Devices (CECMED).
A Ministry of Public Health commission is investigating the causes of this regrettable event.

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