By Vaccine Injury Attorney
In a May 31st report coming out of New Dalhi, India, being reported at The Hindu website, titled, ‘Better monitoring leading to more reporting of vaccine-related deaths’ discusses that vaccine related deaths related to Adverse Events Following Immunisation are supposedly on the rise since 2008, according to reports.
But what exactly is the cause? Is there actually an increase in vaccine related deaths taking place in India? The Centre doesn’t believe that there are, just better tracking taking place within the country.
In a statement issued in response to reports that deaths related to Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) were on the rise since 2008, as per information obtained under the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said: “Analysis of the reported cases showed that during 2010, the reported 128 deaths could be attributed to the fact that 48 deaths were co-incidental, like death due to illnesses, causes other than vaccination, six were due to vaccine reactions, 8 were programmatic errors and in 72 cases the reason [of death] was unknown.”