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28 January 2010 :: 16:01:00 pm 11228

A(H1N1) Flu Shot Causes Miscarriage

A senior public health official in Thailand's southern province of Satun on Thursday confirmed that a seven-months pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage following her immunisation with the A(H1N1) vaccine.
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Bangkok, the 28th of January 2010 [TNA]: Dr Samruam Danprachankul, senior public health official said the cause of the death was still unknown, and that lab tests are being conducted to find out if miscarriage is related to the vaccination or not.

Wantana Lamor, 33 was given two shot against the Influenza type A(H1N1) on January 25 and 26 at Satun’s Thungwa Hospital. After the inoculation, her unborn baby did not move, so she went to hospital for check-up and found that it died.

The Satun governor ordered that vaccinations of pregnant women be suspended while awaiting autopsy results.

Another case is that of Dongporn Saengsuwan, 32, who was vaccinated on the same day as Ms Wantana. She experienced pains in the back of her head. Taking a painkiller, she went into colvulsions, was sent to hospital and her baby was delivered prematurely by Caesarian operation, alive, but in worrisome condition.

About 5,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated countryside, with only a few experienced minor side effects.

Meanwhile, Director-General Dr Manit Teeratantikanont of the Department of Disease Control was interviewed by Modernine TV, saying the A(H1N1) vaccine given to high-risk groups–including pregnant women–met international standards.

There have been reports of miscarriage in other countries, he said, adding that miscarriages occurred in the woman in Satun needed more time to check her medical record and probe further into whether the foetal death was related to the vaccine.

Meanwhile, the director-general said, the nationwide H1N1 vaccine campaign would continue. (TNA)

Reporter : Methawee   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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