[SaneVax: 17-year-old Dang Kim Chi was found dead seven and a half hours after receiving an HPV vaccination. When the cause of death could not be determined after a month, health authorities declared the batch she received needed investigation. Why is the response to similar events not handled the same way in every country in the world?]
Cervical cancer vaccine to be tested after Vietnam girl’s death
From Thanknien News
A batch of cervical cancer vaccine will have to be tested further to clarify its role in the death of a 17-year-old girl who died after getting a vaccination shot, Ho Chi Minh City health authorities said at a meeting on Friday.
The HCMC Department of Health made the announcement after no conclusion had been drawn about the death cause of Dang Kim Chi even though she died more than one month ago.
Chi was found dead on April 6, around seven and half hours after receiving the vaccine at the District 9 Preventive Health Center.
It was reported at the meeting that an autopsy found Chi died from “acute pulmonary edema” – a condition in which fluid accumulates in the lungs.
Several drugs were found in her blood, urine and stomach fluid: paracetamol, which is often used for killing pain or controlling fever; propranolol, which is used to treat tremors, chest pain and high blood pressure; and adrenaline used for treating cardiac arrests.
The young woman showed no signs of diseases and there was no record of hereditary diseases in her family prior to her death, heard the meeting.
According to the HCMC Department of Health, other medicine vials that belonged to the same batch with the one Chi got need more “specialized tests.”